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Ó Snodaigh calls on Irish Government to cease support for US foreign policy

28 September, 2006


Sinn Féin spokesperson on International Affairs and Human Rights Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has this morning called on the Irish Government cease its support for the foreign policies of the United States Administration. Speaking in the Dáil this morning Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the Sunday Tribune/ Millward Brown IMS opinion poll clearly shows that the vast majority of Irish people believe that the policies of George Bush have made the world a more dangerous place.

He said, "There is an urgent and increasing need for the government to revisit and cease its support for the foreign policies of the United States Administration in light of the Sunday Tribune/Millward Brown IMS opinion poll which found that 80 per cent of Irish people believe that George Bush's policies have made the world a more dangerous place.

"There is also a particular need for the government to withdraw the use of Irish airports and airspace from all planes associated with the so-called war on terror in light of the recently declassified 'National Intelligence Estimate' which clearly demonstrates that even the United State's own intelligence agencies now acknowledge that global security threats have increased on foot of the American-led invasion of Iraq." ENDS

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