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Irish Ferries Ad stunt odd for company claiming to be in financial difficulty

4 November, 2005

Sinn Fein spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment Arthur Morgan T.D. today hit out at Irish Ferries for placing a full page add in the national papers to "defend the indefensible".

Deputy Morgan said: "I would like to know exactly how much it cost Irish ferries to take out full pages advents in all the national newspapers today. It is quiet extraordinary that a company claiming to be in financial difficulty would carry out such a stunt. Though perhaps we should not be too surprised when Irish Ferries boss Eamonn Rotwell pays himself in one hour what it will take the proposed new migrant worker staff two and a half weeks to earn.

"The advert in today's papers attempts to defend the indefensible. The people of Ireland must reject the propaganda from Irish Ferries and stand with the workers who are facing displacement and those on board the Normandy who are being subjected to exploitation to feed corporate greed." ENDS

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