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Action call if power deal 'fails'

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams said the DUP must show commitment

The British and Irish governments must introduce new arrangements if power-sharing at Stormont fails, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said.

He said the DUP had to show commitment to delivering change and partnership government if the two parties were to go forward together.

He said the political institutions were based on promises made at St Andrew's.

"Some members of the DUP have alluded to the fact that they want rid of partnership government," he said.

"That they want to get back to some form of majority rule, but that's not going to happen.

"We either make progress as it is at the moment or the two governments have to take up their responsibilities and make progress by other means."

Mr Adams added that his party was committed to problem solving and that he believed the outstanding issues, which include the Irish language act and the devolution of policing and justice, could be resolved after the summer recess.

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