Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes no group should feel that they have been excluded from talks on the political future of Northern Ireland.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived in Ireland ten days ago for the meeting of Anglican Church leaders in Newcastle, County Down. This morning, Archbishop Tutu was in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin where he thanked the people of Ireland for their outstanding support in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. He gave a specific reference to the Dunnes Stores strikers who had refused to handle South African goods in protest at the apartheid regime.
It was in this context that Archbishop Tutu made reference to Northern Ireland saying that any attempt for peace would require inclusive talks.
Any group, however small, which has grievances, real or imaginary, must not feel excluded. Otherwise, you can kiss goodbye to peace.
Speaking to RTÉ News following the service, he reiterated the need for inclusion in Northern Ireland.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 April 1991. The reporter is Lorna Donlon.