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Ó Snodaigh - Detention of Irish child in Scottish centre highlights potential impact of McDowell's deportation policy

26 August, 2003


ny the children the right to the company and protection of their parents or make them non-citizens in another country, must be stopped.

"This case highlights the very real dangers involved in this policy and should act as a wake-up call for the Minister of what the consequences of his actions are.

"All Irish children, regardless of ethnic or religious background must be afforded the same rights and entitlements and this must extend to their right to have the care and company of their parents in Ireland." ENDS

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