Mary Lou McDonald TD welcomes ETA statement and urges positive response

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has welcomed the statement from ETA in which the group apologised for the hurt caused to victims of its armed actions.

Teachta McDonald said;

“Today’s statement from ETA is an important contribution to peace and reconciliation.

“I urge the Spanish and French governments to demonstrate generosity in their response. Both governments must do everything in their power to help build a fair, comprehensive, and irreversible peace in the Basque Country and to deal with the issue of political prisoners.

“The Irish government must appeal to the Spanish and French governments to respond positively to this statement and offer its support in assisting the development of a successful peace process.”