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Adams comments on death of Inez McCormack

21 January, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has extended his deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of civil rights and trade union activist Inez McCormack.

Mr. Adams said:

“Inez McCormack was a fearless opponent of injustice and a determined champion of civil rights, equality, women’s and workers' rights, and fair employment.

"For decades Inez was a tireless and effective advocate from her days in the civil rights movement in the 1960’s and through her years as a trade union leader. She was particaurly effective in the USA in support of the MacBride campaign for fair employment in the six counties.

"She was a passionate and articulate campaigner who helped place equality at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement.

"Inez devoted her life to fighting for the oppressed and disadvantaged. She had a deserved international reputation as a human rights activist.

"On behalf of Sinn Féin I want to extend my sincerest condolences to her husband Vincent, her daughter Anne, son-in-law Mark and grandchildren Maisie and Jamie."

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