Peace fears admitted by Adams


MR GERRY Adams has acknowledged the apprehension and uncertainty among people in the North about the future of the peace process following the murder of two RUC officers earlier this week.

"I am very conscious of the apprehension, fear and uncertainty which is within the broad community here but I am certain that we will not get peace - and most people understand this unless the process is inclusive, unless it is based upon equality, and unless it deals with all the issues."

The Sinn Fein president claimed that his party was trying to "remove the obstacles" erected in the peace process by the last British government. "I hope we will succeed. It is a shared responsibility.

"The challenge for political leaders is to lead, and the Sinn Fein leadership is seeking ways to translate and transform our peace strategy into a viable peace process," he said.