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Adams - shooting of Robert Delany is an act of thuggery carried out by criminals

17 February, 2009


Following his meeting last Saturday (14th Feb.) with Terry Delany, father of Robert Delany, a young postman who was brutally shot at 6.30am on 24th October 2008 at his home in Tallaght, Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams MP, said:

"The shooting of Robert Delany is an act of thuggery carried out by criminals. Anyone who has information on what happened or who is responsible should immediately contact the Gardaí or their local Sinn Féin representative.

"The shooting of Robert Delany has nothing to do with Irish Republicanism. Republicans take a very serious view of any individual or group engaging in criminal activity, including acts of violence or intimidation, seeking protection or to legitimise their criminal acts by masquerading as Republicans."

"I whole-heartedly support the work of the Justice for Robert Delany Campaign in seeking to bring justice for Robert, and I encourage all Republicans to do likewise."

Robert remains critically ill in a Dublin hospital following the attack. Robert and his partner lived with their two children at Russell Rise, off Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin. ENDS

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