Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Press Release

8 Jul 2009
Deportation of the Irish 'Gaza Two' - Welcoming committee & press conference

Deportation of the Irish 'Gaza Two'
Welcoming committee & press conference

The two Irish citizens kidnapped by the Israeli state last on the Free Gaza boat Spirit of Humanity- Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire and Derek Graham - were deported to Ireland on Tuesday 7th July. Upon their return they were welcomed home by family, friends and supporters.

After they said their helloes, they took part in a well attended press conference in the nearby Radisson Blu hotel. Following the press conference, Mairead Corrigan Maguire then appeared on Vincent Brown's Nightly News program on TV3 where she faced the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland. On Wednesday morning Mairead also appeared on RTE Radio 1's Morning Ireland program. Video, audio, text and pictures are below.

Click here for a short report and pictures.
Click here for video of Nightly News with Vincent Brown
Click here for audio of Morning Ireland interview

Click here for Derek Graham's diary

Video of homecoming at Dublin Airport (Thanks to Tommy Donnellan)

Video of press conference (Thanks to Tommy Donnellan)


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