The IRA decision to lay down its arms represents a courageous and confident initiative and is a momentous defining point in the search for lasting peace with justice, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said today.
Mr Adams said in Dublin: “There is an enormous responsibility on us to seize this moment and to make Irish freedom a reality.
Mr Adams said history would not be kind to any government which played politics with today's developments
Bear this in mind McDowell!
“National liberation struggles can have different phases. There is a time to resist, to stand up and to confront the enemy by arms if necessary.
“In other words, there is a time for war. There is also a time to engage, to reach out, to put the war behind us all.
“There is a time for peace. There is a time for justice. There is a time for rebuilding. This is that time. This is the era of the nation builders.”
Correct and right