[Sinn Fein]

16th September 2002

Sinn Fein TD rejoins anti-nuclear flotilla

Sinn Fein spokesperson on the Environment and Local Government Arthur Morgan TD is this evening rejoining the flotilla of small sailing vessels protesting against the passage of the two nuclear fuel carrying ships through the Irish Sea. Deputy Morgan who had been with the flotilla over the weekend was forced to return to land yesterday. Speaking about the protest the County Louth Deputy said that he was delighted to be able to rejoin the flotilla and believed that it had already been a great success in terms of highlighting the issue.

Deputy Morgan said: ``I am delighted to be able to rejoin this protest. It has been a great success so far and I would like to commend all of those who have taken part. This protest has caught the imagination of the public and has brought the full glare of publicity on the dangerous practice of transporting nuclear fuel around the globe. Not only that but it has also served to highlight the very real dangers that are posed to people living along both sides of the Irish Sea from BNFL's plant at Sellafield. However it must not stop here. We need to use all means available to us to bring to an end to Britain's dirty nuclear industry.''

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