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Sinn Féin's position on Castlerea Prisoners remains the same - they should be released

7 May, 2004


Speaking in Dublin today at the unveiling of a large building wrap banner image of the party's EU candidate for Dublin, Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin chief negotiator Martin McGuinness refused to drawn on the media speculation surrounding the Castlerea prisoners.

He said, "Sinn Féin's position in relation to these prisoners has been very clear all along. These prisoners are qualifying prisoners under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and should be released. We will continue to argue and press for that.

"In relation to the negotiations of last October I am not going to make any comments whatsoever about any agreements or commitments made with or by the two governments." ENDS

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