Gardaí act with malice
Sinn Féin has accused the Garda Representative Association (GRA)
of fabrication following comments by that body on Wednesday in
connection with the release on compassionate parole of two
republican prisoners over the last month.
``This has been done as part of a campaign by the GRA to try and
prevent the release of the Castlerea Five,'' said Gerry Kelly,
rejecting the GRA's claim that two of the prisoners had abused
``The commotion caused by the GRA has little to do with how
compassionate parole is exercised but about who receives it as
both Jeremiah Sheehy and Pearse McAuley honoured the terms of
their compassionate parole.
``The GRA is misrepresenting the facts in an attempt to attack
Sinn Féin's irrefutable case that the republican prisoners held
in Castlerea are entitled to release under the terms of the Goood
Friday Agreement. Any attmept to check out this story quickly
shows how much of it is factually incorrect.
``These prisoners should have been released by now and Sinn Féin
will continue to campaign for their immediate release.''