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Welcome for resolution to prison protest - Ní Chuilín

12 August, 2010 - by Carál Ní Chuilín


Sinn Féin Assembly member Caral NíChuilin has welcomed the ending of the protest in Roe House this evening after a deal was worked out between the Prison Administration and the prisoners.

Ms NíChuilin said:

“In recent months along with other Sinn Féin representatives I have met the prisoners in Roe House, their families and the group representing them on the outside.

“I have also held many meetings with the Prison Administration and the Justice Minister. All along it was my firm view that if the necessary political will was demonstrated that the situation in Roe House could be resolved.

“Martin McGuinness raised the issue with David Ford again earlier this week.

“It is very welcome that the dialogue established between the prisoners and the Administration has resulted in an acceptable resolution. Prisoners need to be treated with dignity and respect. It is now important that the deal reached is implemented fully and in a spirit of good faith, and for our part as members of the Justice Committee we will continue to monitor the situation carefully.” CRÍOCH

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