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Traveller evictions should not go ahead - Gerry Adams TD

19 January, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said the reason why today’s planned meeting between Travellers from Woodlands Park in Louth and Louth County Officials did not go ahead is because “the Chief Executive barred one of my senior constituency advisers and the solicitor for the Woodlawn Park residents from attending the meeting.

Deputy Adams has written to the Chief Executive to ask that this decision be reconsidered and has said that tomorrow’s planned evictions should not go ahead.

Speaking today Deputy Adams said;

“The Chief Executive has denied my constituents the right to be represented both politically and legally at today’s meeting.  This is completely unacceptable and I have now written to the Chief Executive to ask that this decision be reconsidered.

“Furthermore, tomorrow’s planned evictions should not now go ahead.

“The common sense and most cost efficient resolution to this issue is to urgently bring the halting site up to health and safety standards so that the families can stay in their homes.”

ENDS

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