GAA: Páirc na hÉireann under Threat

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Ráitheas / Statement – 04/04/2017

Sands Devlin Cumann, Republican Sinn Féin Poblachtach, note with anger but not surprise a British Tory governments attack on the Irish community in England.

It has been announced that the British highways agency intend to build a relief road through two of the pitches at Páirc na hÉireann the home of the GAA in the east Midlands of England.

Páirc na hÉireann is vital to the Irish community in Britain with facilities unrivaled in England.  These facilities allow for under age development allowing the diaspora to share our culture and games with future generations. These facilities also provide a home from home for the countless young Irish people living in the east Midlands for economic reasons.

Warwickshire GAA have about 3,000 members with with a further 15,000 GAA members using the facilities for provincial competitions throughout the year. Warwickshire waited 20 years for planning permission to build the facility and a further 3 years of hard work was put into its construction. All this could be undone in frightening speed.

For decades Tory governments have shown complete disdain for the Irish both in Ireland and living in Britain, therefore this move comes as no surprise. This attack on our community will be opposed at every possible opportunity.

Críoch / ENDS


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