Statement From CIRA POWs Maghaberry 05/01/2015

Statement from CIRA POWs Maghaberry Goal

We the CIRA POWs in Maghaberry jail at this time wish to make our position abundantly clear. on, firstly the isolation of Republican POWs and secondly of criminals masquerading as Republicans.

We fully support Gavin Coyle, Barry Pettigrew and Liam McDonnell who are the only Republicans we know of being held in isolation or elsewhere within Maghaberry. We reiterate our stance that they belong on the Republican landings with their comrades; we once again state our ...

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Statement from Republican P.O.Ws

We, the Republican POWs in Maghaberry Jail, Co Antrim, would like to express our thanks for the support given to us over the past year, it is as always greatly appreciated. We again ask for your continued support over the coming months and year ahead.

We would like to highlight that there is a precedent of consequences that followed the denial of Political Status. In the past these consequences have had a high price for all sides, but when it ...

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Statement from Republican POWs

Statement from Republican POWs, Roe House, Maghaberry Jail Co Antrim.
Republican POWs are deeply frustrated at the deliberate attempts to sabotage progress through the stock take. Even at an early stage it has become evident that there is little willingness on the part of the jail administration to commit to the complete implementation of the August 2010 agreement,
The administration have shown this week what they deem a gesture of ”good faith” which in reality was a slap in the face and ...
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Statement From Republican POWs

Republican POWs wish to outline our position on the recently published stocktake, which was conducted by David Ford’s independent assessment team. Although we have good reason to be sceptical, we are willing to give it fair wind – the stocktake has the capacity to reengage the implementation process of the August 10th agreement.
The reality is – this is the only viable option and it is the only feasible alternative to the current situation. The Aug. 10th agreement represents ...

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Statement from Republican Political Prisoners, Roe House 29th October 2014.

After releasing a joint statement on behalf of all Republican Political Prisoners on Monday 1st September, Republican POWs representatives were made aware by jail governors that they had read the joint statement and were prepared to act immediately. This consisted of opening a grill to allow access for six prisoners to jointly use both Roe 3 and Roe 4 landings. This, they said, was to be done immediately as a sign of the jail’s bona fides but that the statement ...

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Statement from Republican Political Prisoners, Roe House 23rd October 2014

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Republican Political Prisoners, Roe House, Maghaberry, wish to clarify the current position of the planned downgrade to our already unacceptable visiting conditions which we have highlighted recently.

On Thursday 16th October 2014, Republican Political Prisoners’ representatives met with the jail governors who informed us that there would be no changes made to our current visiting arrangements and the proposed downgrade would not be imposed.

When pressed about the need for a modern visiting ...

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POWs Welcomed Home

Des Dalton, Uachtaráin Sinn Féin Poblachtach pictured with former POW’s Gary Toman and Damian McKenna at their welcome home function in Lurgan, County Armagh on the 17th of October 2014.  Sinn Féin Poblachtach wishes the lads and their families the very best for the future.

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