Irish Republican News · December 3, 2010
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Dissident goals ‘not achievable’ - McGuinness

Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said republicans still engaged in armed struggle face prison “for an aim that is simply not achievable”.

Mr McGuinness was speaking alongside DUP leader Peter Robinson as they condemned those behind a mortar device which Garda police said they had intercepted outside Dundalk in County Louth on Tuesday.

“These groups are totally out of sync with the rest of Irish Republicans and Nationalists, and indeed Unionists in the North,” he said. “The overwhelming majority of our people want the peace process to succeed.”

“I think what we have to do is continue to stand together and continue to point out to those people who believe that this represents a sensible way forward for the people of Ireland that they are not going to succeed, that their activities are totally futile and all they really do is see people go to prison for an aim that is simply not achievable.”

Four men who were arrested were detained in Drogheda, Balbriggan and Santry Garda Stations under section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act.

The four appeared in Dublin’s Special Criminal Court today [Friday] and were remanded in custody.

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