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Zealot Minister deports Irish citizen children

1 April, 2004

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Human Rights Aengus Ó Snodaigh has slammed the Justice Minister Michael McDowell for deporting Irish citizen children in the early hours of yesterday morning, saying it was "a disgraceful product of the Minister's anti-immigration zealotry".

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

"Irish citizen children were among those deported in the dead of night this week. This is the disgraceful product of the Minister's anti-immigration zealotry. Michael McDowell is more concerned with ethnically cleansing the body politic than he is with providing adequate policing to crime-ravaged working class neighbourhoods or developing effective policies to combat drug lords. The Minister has lost the plot completely. In my view he is even more unfit for his responsibilities than deposed Fine Gael Justice Spokesperson John Deasy." ENDS

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