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There can be no place for British Forces in accountable, civic policing; there is no place for them in Ireland - Adams

7 March, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

The Sinn Féin leadership met in Dublin this afternoon to sign off on Sinn Féin’s Job Creation proposals for getting Ireland back to work which are due to be released later next week. They also discussed the revelation that PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde has requested the deployment of British Special Forces to the North.

Speaking from Dublin Mr. Adams said:

“There can be no place for so called British Special Forces within any civic and accountable policing structures. People in Ireland know only too well how these particular groups choose to operate; Sinn Féin and its members have on countless occasions been targeted by these groups in collusion with Unionist murder gangs; as have many others across Ireland.

Sinn Féin has spoken with the Chief Constable Hugh Orde and conveyed to him in no uncertain terms our opposition to this deployment and indeed the manner in which this has entered the public domain.

Sinn Féin has also been in contact with both Governments and will continue in the time ahead to make them and others aware of the very real concerns and consequences of this retrograde decision.” ENDS

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