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SF ineffective in McGeough case

Michelle Gildernew MP states that Sinn Fein has consistently raised the arrest and sentencing of Gerry McGeough with the Irish and British governments.

I accept that Sinn Fein, on occasion, did issue statements calling for Gerry's release and that representations have been made to both governments.

However, while public statements and representations are welcome, Sinn Fein has not accompanied these statements with effective political negotiation.

The leadership of Sinn Fein demonstrated a lack of will to cooperate fully with Gerry's solicitors throughout the trial.

Gerry Adams TD refused to meet with Gerry's wife, Maria. The SF leadership would prefer Gerry's case was swept under the carpet. Now I see why.

The Weston Park Agreement was withdrawn in 2006. Sinn Fein kept that quiet. Now that the British government can prosecute anybody for offences committed before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, will they arrest and prosecute anyone from SF?

DAMIAN HERRON

Free Gerry McGeough Campaign

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