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Adams - Ending Sectarianism Must Be Priority For Everyone

9 May, 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family of 15 year old Michael McIlveen who was killed in a brutal sectarian assault.

Mr Adams said:

“I want to express my condolences and sympathies to the family of Michael McIlveen. He is the latest victim of sectarian hatred. Sectarianism is rampant in our society. It has to be tackled.

“The key to ending sectarianism is in the hands of political and civic leaders. Political leaders need to work together to challenge those who prefer the old ways. Achieving this means not just ending sectarianism on our streets but also adopting the implementation of policies which can eradicate deep rooted sectarianism and discrimination wherever it exists.” ENDS

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