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Fleadh Cheoil 13th - 22nd August 2011
The biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world is happening right here in Cavan this August!

The Sean Garland Anti Extradition Campaign will have a stand there on  
                Saturday 20th August 2011 from 12 noon to 6pm. and
                Sunday 21st August 2011 from 12 noon till 4p.m approx.
                We will also be selling Look Left.

We would ask branches, members and friends to support the campaign by giving a few hours on either of these days to man the stand. You could make it part of a great day out at the Fleadh!
The more people we have, the more effective the campaign will be. So please contribute as much time as you can.

To confirm the times you would be available to man the stand,please contact:
Valerie at 086 301 9185  or  email
Seamus  at 087 659 6876

Kind regards


cross party support

John Halligan Ind TD and Rev Chris Hudson Press Conference Shelvourne Hotel



TDs pledge support for Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland Campaign

13th July 2011

At a press conference today (13th July) in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, TDs and Senators pledged support to the Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland Campaign.

Chairing the event, alongside campaign chairman the Rev. Chris Hudson, Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan said; “Sean’s efforts to push forward the peace process from the 60s and the 70s right up to the present time have been acknowledged by all including his political opponents.”

He added; “I think we cannot stand by and allow the US government, on botched up arrangements, to extradite an Irishman to America. They have put up no charges whatsoever against Sean Garland, what they’re saying is we’ll present the charges when he gets to American, we cannot allow this precedence.”

The press conference was held just days before a hearing is due to begin in the Dublin High Court (18th July)  of a US Department of Justice demand to extradite Sean Garland on allegations of involvement in a network to distribute forged US currency during the 1990s.

Sean is 77 years of age and in poor health. A political activist throughout his adult life he served as President of Workers Party until 2008.

Among the TDs, from several parties, who spoke in support of Sean at the press conference were Richard Boyd Barrett, Joan Collins, Finian McGrath, Joanna Tuffy, Timmy Dooley, Martin Ferris and Joe Higgins others in attendance included Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Mick Wallace, Aengus Ó Snodaigh as well as Senators, including Labhras O Murchu and a number of councillors including Ted Tynan, Mannix Flynn and Davy Walsh.

Finian McGrath said he believed that the attempts to extradite Sean where linked to his political activities in highlighting the “dark-side” of US foreign policy including human rights abuses in the middle East and South America.

He added; “There is a hidden agenda behind this, which is strongly political, it is get a guy off the pitch how supports the poor, the third world and smaller countries.”

Campaign legal advisor Gerry Grainger pointed out that due to the US’s Classified Information Procedures Act it was unlikely that even in a US court Sean and his defence team would be provided with crucial evidence deemed “highly sensitive” by the intelligence services.

For further information contact; John Halligan TD - 086 2678622

            Campaign Spokeswoman – Valerie Hayes – 086 3019185






Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2010

20 August 2010

Cavan Town

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann takes place from August 20-22, 2010 and will be held in Cavan Town - This is the first time that the All-Ireland Fleadh has returned to the Ulster Town since that memorable Fleadh back in 1954.

             Sean Garland Campaign

                  Look  Left  Paper


The above will have a number of stalls at the Fleadh Cheoil on the  Main Street Cavan on Saturday 21st August 2010  at 3pm to 7.30 pm and Sunday 22nd August 2010 at 12 noon to 4.30 pm


Dublin Region will be at the GPO Dublin for the Sean Garland petition signing at 12.30am till 2.00pm on Saturday the 10th July 2010.

Sean Garland Petition Signing wil take place in Cavan on Saturday 8th May 2010 from 11p.m till 2pm
Sean Garland Petition Signing will take place at the Crumlin Shopping Centre on the Crumlin Road Near Sundrive Road Garda Station. on Saturday the 8th May 2010 from 12 noon till 2pm
Crossakeel Jim Connell Memorial Festival was a great success with Arthur Scargill and Bob Crowe supporting the Sean Garland Campaign. Also the Pes from Denmark all signed the petition against the Extradition of Sean Garland on Sunday the 2nd May 2010.
Sean Garland Petition Signing will take place in Naas Co Kildare on the 24th April 2010 from 12.30 to 2.30
Sean Garland Petition Signing will take place at the Bull Ring Wexford on Saturday  17th April 2010 from 11.30 till 2.30
Sean Garland Petition Signing will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday10th April 2010 from 11am till 2pm

Defend Sean Garland!