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Sinn Féin Aer Lingus Campaign Continues

19 May, 2006

With comments in Leinster House over the week exposing serious strains in the Coalition over the proposed sale of Aer Lingus, Sinn Féin’s campaign against the airline’s privatisation continues this week with a picket at Dublin Airport roundabout at 3pm tomorrow, Saturday, and a public meeting in Swords at the Carnegie Court Hotel on Tuesday the 23rd of March at 7.30pm.

Speaking ahead of the protest Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson Seán Crowe TD said: “Sinn Féin activists in north Dublin have been holding fortnightly pickets at Dublin Airport for two months now and we have distributed about 40,000 newsletters across the northside of Dublin. The response from local people has been tremendous and it should be evident to all that there is a growing mood against privatisation.

“Local authorities across Dublin have backed Sinn Féin motions opposing the sale of the airline and we have worked with SIPTU, whose national industrial secretary Mick Halpenny will address our public meeting on Tuesday night, to maximise the political strength that can be brought to bear on this issue.  I would call on people to take part in the protests and to support the public meeting on Tuesday night.” ENDS

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