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McDowell abusing position to attack Sinn Féin

10 December, 2003

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has described as disgraceful, comments from the Minister for Justice Michael McDowell on radio this evening.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said: "Once again this evening we have seen Michael McDowell blatantly abuse his position as Minister of Justice to attack Sinn Féin. His comments are totally false and he should withdraw them immediately.

"Michael McDowell is aware that Sinn Féin is fully compliant with all provisions relating to the funding of political parties in the 26 Counties. We are also fully compliant with the laws in the Six Counties.

"I am not surprised that Michael McDowell is rattled by the continuing rise in support for Sinn Féin but we will not allow such slurs to stop us representing those who vote for us or to stop us pursuing our objective of Irish Unity." ENDS

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