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Tánaiste expresses condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, has expressed his condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon.

Speaking today, the Tánaiste said:

"I am saddened to hear of the death of Gerry Conlon and send my condolences to his family and friends.

"Mr Conlon suffered a grave miscarriage of justice along with his father Giuseppe, Paul Hill, Carol Richardson and Paddy Armstrong.

"In later years Gerry drew from his experiences to campaign on behalf of others with the group Miscarriages of Justice Organisation.

"His loss will be felt both within the community in West Belfast and across the world with all those who work in pursuit of justice."

ENDS

Press Office

21 June 2014