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A Call for Action - Sinn Féin to host vigils for refugees across Ireland.

6 September, 2015 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin will host a series of vigils across Ireland as call for Governments to act to support refugees fleeing conflict.

Speaking today Mary Lou McDonald TD said,

"The images that we have seen over the past week resonate with the Irish people. We believed that the coffins ships had been relegated to the pages of our history books, yet we see them return on the nightly news.

"Government have been painfully slow to respond, and have failed to match the generosity of our people.

"I would call on people to support the vigils to tell the Governments that from Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal, refugees are welcome in Ireland."Ends

Notes to Editors 

Vigils Time and Dates

Dublin - Monday 5:45 City Hall

Belfast - Monday 5pm City Hall

Waterford City - Monday 6pm John Roberts Sq

Derry - Monday 5pm Guildhall Sq.

Galway – Tuesday 6pm Eyre Sq

Letterkenny - Tuesday 6pm Market Sq

Cork - Monday 5pm City Hall

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