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Welcome for removal of Crossmaglen Spy post

12 February, 2007


Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has welcomed the news that the British Army are to begin removing the spy post and Sanger in Crossmaglen today. The demilitarisation of South Armagh and other republican heartlands has been a key demand made by Sinn Féin throughout each stage of our negotiations with the British government.

Mr Murphy said:

"The removal of Britain's war apparatus from our country has been a key demand made by Sinn Féin throughout each stage of our negotiations with the British government. In recent times some significant progress has been made.

"I welcome the news that work is to start on removing the British Army spy post and Sanger in Crossmaglen. This military post has been a blight on this community for too long. Local people will be glad to see the back of this eyesore and those who spied on them from within it.

"Sinn Féin are determined to ensure that all British Army forces are removed from our communities and that land stolen and occupied be returned to their rightful owners or put to community use." ENDS

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