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Gerry Adams extends condolences on death of Fidel Castro

26 November, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has extended condolences on the death of Fidel Castro.  Speaking this morning Teachta Adams said;

“On Behalf of Sinn Féin I extend condolences and solidarity to President Raul Castro, to Fidel Castro’s family and the Cuban people on the sad news of his death.

“Fidel was a global leader, part of the revolution that liberated Cuba.  He lived long enough to see the vindication of the sacrifices of his people when President Obama commenced the process of normalising relations between the USA and Cuba.

“Much more needs to be done.  The blockade should be totally lifted.

“I have good memories of meeting with Fidel.  He was very conversant with Irish history and  good friend to the Irish people and an admirer of our struggle, especially the hunger strikers of 1981.”

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