Andrews meets with Andrew Mackay
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Andrews T.D., met at Iveagh House with the British Conservative Spokesman on Northern Ireland, Mr. Andrew Mackay M.P., who is on a visit to Dublin today and tomorrow.
In their discussions, the Minister and Mr. Mackay reviewed the present situation in Northern Ireland. Mr. Mackay emphasised his party's concerns regarding punishment beatings and the need for decommissioning.
The Minister pointed to the importance of full implementation of all aspects of the Good Friday Agreement and of the work currently underway to establish its institutions. He recalled the role played by Conservative party figures, including former Prime Minister John Major, in laying the groundwork for the Agreement and the importance of maintaining a bipartisan approach to implementation.
The Minister and Mr. Mackay agreed to maintain contact in the months ahead and both expressed satisfaction with today's meeting.Top