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Councillor Daithí Doolan speaks at Stop Bush conference

17 June, 2004


Speaking at a Stop Bush press conference in Buswells Hotel, Dublin at 11:00 this morning, newly elected Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan said: "Our new team of councillors and our MEPs will be raising the issue of the occupation of Iraq on every council they are elected to and in every forum available to them throughout the island in the coming months. We will express our views to anyone we meet, any time, any place."

Mr Doolan said:

"On February 15 last year, one hundred thousand people came out in Dublin to protest against the occupation of Iraq. Ignoring their protest, the government proceeded to allow thousands of US troops to come through Shannon on their way to the war, effectively including Ireland in the war effort and supporting the occupation. It's important that this country stands as one on the issue. Last week's election was an indication that the Irish people will not put up with a government which does not listen to what they are telling them.

"Sinn Féin is fully committed to neutrality for Ireland and completely opposes the occupation of Iraq. Our new team of councillors will be raising the issue of the occupation on every council they are elected to and in every forum available to them throughout the island in the coming months. We will express our views to anyone we meet, any time, any place.

"Sinn Féin is supporting the Stop Bush campaign and we are calling on people to come out in large numbers again next week to once again show their feelings about the occupation of Iraq."ENDS

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