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Tyrrelstown killing highlights need for reinvestment in initiatives to tackle racism - Ó Snodaigh

5 April, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said the suspected racist motives for the murder of Toyosi Shitabbey in Tyrrelstown on Good Friday highlights the urgent need for the Government to reverse its decision to cut funding for the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI).

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“My thoughts at this time are with Toyosi’s family, friends and the community who are shocked at this brutal murder.

“The suspected racist motivation for this killing is of huge concern and highlights the folly in the Governments decision to cut funding for the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) and the National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR).

“The withdrawal of funding for these groups has severely stemmed the fight against racism in Ireland. The Government must urgently reinstate funding for these groups.” ENDS

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