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DUP 'has accepted power sharing'
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams said the DUP has accepted power sharing
The DUP has accepted the principle of power sharing and dialogue with republicans, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said.

He was speaking on the Inside Politics programme marking the anniversary of the IRA's decision to end its campaign.

"In these issues the DUP have conceded the principle - in terms of sharing power, the Good Friday Agreement, dialogue with Sinn Fein," he said.

Mr Adams accused Ian Paisley of "playing for time over devolution".

"So it's actually just a matter of, can they through this tactical approach they are taking, garner some sort of support from the governments for their position and can they put off the awful day, as they would see it, as long as possible?" he said.

Devolved government was suspended over allegations of a republican spy ring.

The court case that followed collapsed and one of those involved, Denis Donaldson, later admitted working as a British agent. Direct rule from London was restored in October 2002 and has been in place since.

The British and Irish governments have given Northern Ireland's parties until 24 November to reach agreement on restoring devolution.

Inside Politics - Radio Ulster, Saturday 1245 BST.




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