Adams challenges British Secretary of State on prisoner issue
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD this afternoon met the British Secretary of State, Owen Paterson in the Dáil.
The Sinn Féin leader challenged Mr Paterson on the continued imprisonment of Marian Price and Martin Corey.
Mr Adams also raised other related prison issues. The conversation also briefly touched on the issues of corporation tax and the potential for all-island, cross border economic development projects.
However the main focus of the meeting was the continued imprisonment of Marian Price and the decision by the Secretary of State to appeal the recent court decision to release Martin Corey, both of which the Sinn Féin leader described as “unjust”.
The Sinn Féin leader said:
“Marian Price is not well. Martin Corey was released by the courts. Both of these citizens are entitled to due process which they have been denied. They should be released and I put it very strongly to Mr Paterson that this should be done.”