McDowell: Rioting republicans set agenda back five years

The Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has said that republicans responsible for yesterday's riots in Dublin have put back their political agenda by five years.

Speaking on radio this morning, the Minister said that all the riots did was prove that at the heart of what masquerades as Republicanism is actually a "sectarian hate-filled force".

He said the blame for the rioting in Dublin lies solely with the republican movement.

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