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Raymond McCartney


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Raymond is married to Rose and they have a son, Conchúr.

A former political prisoner and Hunger Striker Raymond has been centrally involved in the formulation of Sinn Féin’s political programme for over twenty years.

First elected to the Assembly in 2004, Raymond has now served three terms at the Assembly.

He is Deputy Chairperson of the Justice Committee and Sinn Féin Assembly Group Leader.

Raymond has a keen interest in sport, and has worked closely with Derry City Football Club on the proposed regeneration of the Brandywell Stadium.

He is also an Irish language activist and advocate of the Irish medium education sector.

Raymond is also chairperson of Coiste na n-Iar Chimí, the umbrella group for organisations who work with political ex-prisoners and their families.

Statements (285)

Tony Taylor should be released immediately - McCartney9 August, 2018

'Rights must be respected’ - McCartney2 August, 2018

McCartney presses Karen Bradley on Tony Taylor case30 July, 2018

DUP have questions to answer over support for Israeli government - McCartney29 July, 2018

McCartney calls for immediate release of jailed grandmother26 July, 2018

‘Policing concerns must be rigorously investigated’ - McCartney14 July, 2018

McCartney expresses concern at number of children admitted to custody on short-term basis20 June, 2018

McCartney submits proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour7 June, 2018

'Resettlement an important part of rehabilitation process' - McCartney31 May, 2018

McCartney welcomes High Court decision on Daniel Hegarty killing23 May, 2018

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