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4th February 2003

Dublin City Council Backs Sinn Fein Anti-War Motion

Dublin City Council unanimously adopted a Sinn Fein motion last night calling for support for the anti-war rally on February 15th and for a stop to the drive to war on the Iraqi people.

Sinn Fein Councillor Larry O'Toole, who proposed the motion, said: "I am delighted not just that the motion passed, but that it passed with the support of all groups and parties on City Council. This kind of cross-party support for the anti-war movement is a sign of the growing numbers of Irish people who are taking a stand against the war. 58 American cities have also passed anti-war motions and the numbers there, and here, are set to grow."

Dublin City Council joins local councils in Derry, Galway and Sligo that have passed anti-war motions in the last few weeks.

Cllr O'Toole went on to say, "The important thing now is to mobilise for the 15th of February and meetings are going on across the country to make sure of that. Councillors can play their part by putting forward, and passing, anti-war motions at every opportunity."

The motion read:

'That this Council supports the anti-war rally called for the 15th of February and calls for a stop to the drive towards war on the Iraqi people.'

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