As the crisis within Maghaberry deepens as a result of the recent sabotaging of the Stocktake report, Republican Political Prisoner Harry Fitzsimons speaks to the Irish News and outlines the prisoners views on the prison authorities’ failure to implement the August 2010 Agreement. Background to the Stock-take For a full analysis of the Stock-take
A chara It is unfortunate that you read our letter (15-12-14) with some regret. Our decision to respond to you in relation to comments made in a Stormont debate on November 25th was primarily based on our recognition of your effort to end conflict within Maghaberry, as being genuine. You make a number of broad
To those in Roe House, It was with interest, indeed some regret that I read your open letter dated December 15, 2014. This is due to the fact that I, as you concede, have been working for some time to end the on-going atmosphere of conflict in Maghaberry. Perhaps in the first instance you will
A chara, Although we appreciate your efforts to end conflict in Maghaberry gaol we feel we must clarify an issue you raised in a Stormont debate held on November 25th 2014. A campaign to erode our rights and return us to serious conflict is being fronted by the DUP. For some time the SET has
The month of December has been a busy month for the IRPWA with a series of events held in both the 6 and 26 counties. The highlights of the month so far have been the Christmas party held in Belfast for the children and grandchildren of Republican Prisoners, and the Christmas vigils held in Belfast
Common Sense Replaced with Belligerence. Republican Political Prisoners wish to set out clearly our position on the Stocktake recently undertaken and released by David Ford’s Independent Assessment Team. The Stocktake was a unique opportunity to re-engage the implementation process of the August 2010 Agreement, and to deal with the unacceptable isolation of Republican Political Prisoners.