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The following well known / prominent figures have pledged themselves as supporters of the Sean Garland Campaign Against Extradition to the United States:-

Fianna Fáil                                                               
Mary O'Rourke                            
Noel Treacy
Mattie McGrath
Chris Andrews
John Browne
Sean Ardagh
Fine Gael
Brian Hayes
Michael Ring
Bernard Allen
Phil Hogan
Jimmy Deenihan
Tommy Broughan
Joe Costello
Joanna Tuffy
Kathleen Lynch
Ruairi Quinn
Emmet Stagg
Michael D. Higgins
Cíaran Lynch
Jack Wall
Willie Penrose
The Labour Parliamentary Group unanimously
passed a motion calling on the American Government
to withdraw the extradition proceedings against SEAN GARLAND
Sinn Féin
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Martin Ferris
Arthur Morgan
Aengus O Snodaigh
Finian McGrath
Maureen O'Sullivan
Seanad Éireann
Fianna Fáil
Donie Cassidy
Labhrás Ó Murchú
Jim Walsh
Francis O'Brien
Ivor Callely
Ann Ormonde
Mark Daly
Eddie Bohan (Former Senator)
Fine Gael
Maurice Cummins
Eugene Regan
Paschal Donoghue
Jerry Buttimer
Paudie Coffey
Dominic Hannigan
Alex White
Ivana Bacik
Sinn Féin
Pearse Doherty
Eoghan Harris
Joe O'Toole
David Norris
Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly
Sinn Féin
Gerry Adams
John O'Dowd (Chief Whip)
Martina Anderson
Daithí McKay
Cathal Boylan
Sinn Féin Parliamentary Group Northern Ireland
Legislative Assembly passed a motion supporting the
request for the American Government to withdraw the
extradition proceedings against SEAN GARLAND
Progressive Unionist Party
Dawn Purvis
Billy Hutchinson
Gusty Spence
European Parliament
Fine Gael
Sean Kelly (ex-President, GAA)
Alan Kelly
Sinn Féin
Bairbre De Brún
Socialist Party
Joe Higgins
British Labour Party
Dave Anderson MP
Communinst Party of Greece Central Committee

PAPARIGA Aleka – General Secretary of the CC of KKE









MARINOS Giorgos  



NANOS Apostolos



PAFILIS Athanasios





TZEKIS Aggelos – industrial worker

ZIOGAS Yannis - university professor


The members of the European parliamentary group:


ANGOURAKIS Charalampos


Local Councils
Motions requesting the Administration of President
Barack Obama to withdraw the proceedings for the
extradition of SEAN GARLAND was passed by these
City, County, Urban and Town Councils.
Dublin City
Cork City
Waterford City
Galway County
South County Dublin
Kerry County
Kildare County
Monaghan County
Drogheda Borough
Kells Town
Carrickmacross Town
Cobh Town
Dundalk Town
Tralee Town
Sligo County Council
Navan Town Council
Wexford Corporation
Cavan County Council
Cavan Town Council
Leitrim County Council

This is the motion proposed  by Cllr. Michael Colreavy, seconded by Cllr Martin Kenny and passed unanimously by Leitrim County Council at meeting on Monday last 1 st Nov 2010. The motion will be sent by Council executive to Dept of an Taoiseach.


Motion: Leitrim County Council urges the Irish Government to request the
United States authorities withdraw their extradition warrant against Seán
Garland, former President of the Workers Party of Ireland. The warrant
against Mr Garland was issued by Condolezza Rice in the last days of the
Bush administration, indicting him for alleged conspiracy with North Korea
to counterfeit hundred dollar bills. No evidence has been presented to
support the extradition warrant and independent analysts have conclusively
demonstrated the notes in question could only be manufactured in the
, not in Korea as alleged. Mr Garland is a 76 year man in poor health
suffering from angina and diabetes and has been diagnosed with cancer. The
campaign against his extradition has already received widespread cross-party
support throughout Ireland, Europe and further afield, as well as trade
unions and significant figures in culture, arts, and academia. This is the
only way we can ensure Seán Garland’s constitutional rights as an Irish
citizen are protected.

Cllr Michael Colreavy

Trade Unions
Irish Congress of Trade Unions Executive Council
Peter Bunting, Deputy General Secretary
Patricia McKeown, Former President
Brendan Macklin, Former President
Phil Flynn, Former President
Drinks Tobacco anhd Wholesale Distribution Branch
Jack O'Connor,General President & President ICTU
Des Geraghty, Former General President
Patricia King, Regional Secretary
Noel Pocock, National Executive
Paul Hansard, National Executive
Pat Bolger, Assistant General Secretary
Jimmy Moore, General Secretary
Gerry Breslin
John Douglas, General Secretary
Jimmy Kelly, Irish Secretary
Eamon Devoy, General Secretary(Designate)
Paul Kenny General Secretary
CWU(Communication Workers Union
T Lavelle
Maria Exhall  CWU Executive
PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union)
NI Fire Brigade Union
Jim Barbour
Tony Maguire
International Transport Workers Federation
Ken Fleming
Unison Public Service Union Southwark Branch London
Marsha Thomspson Unison United Left
Trades Councils
Dublin Council of Trade Unions
Eric Fleming Secretary
Austin Harney Secretary Barnett Trades Union Council London and PCS Union Representative for Ministry of Justice
Dublin Construction Branch Committee SIPTU
Dublin Civil Aviation Branch Committee SIPTU
Billy Hayes, General Secretary Communication Workers Union of the United Kingdom - The Executive Council passed a motion supporting
The Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland Campaign.
Lord Bew, Queen's University Belfast
Professor Paul Teague, Queens Univeristy Belfast
Professor Henry Patterson, University of Ulster Co. Antrim
Professor Bill Bowring, London
Michael Donnelly, Academic Co-Ordinator
School of Political Science & Sociology NUI Galway
Dr. Tony Varley, Vice Dean College of Arts NUI Galway
Dr. Louis De Paor, Director of Irish Studies NUI Galway
Brendan Flynn, Lecturer School of Political Science & Sociology NUI Galway
Dr. Edward Campbell, Department of Philosophy NUI Galway.
Dr. Catriona Clear, Department of History NUI Galway
Dr. Padraig Lenihan, Department of HIstory Limerick University
Professor John Maguire, Professor Emeritus University College Cork.
Dr Kieran Allen, Department Sociology University College Dublin
Dr. Graham Spencer, Director of Political Studies Prortsmouth University.
Pete Seeger, US Singer/Songwriter
Christy Moore, Singer/Songwriter
Terry Sullivan, Irish American Folk Singer
Tommy Sands, International and National
Folk/Ballad Singer/Songwriter
Adrian Dunbar, Actor and Singer
Paudge Behan, Actor
Gerry Gregg, Film Producer
John Spillane, Singer/Songwriter
Writers and Broadcasters
Ulick O'Connor, Author/Historian
Tim Pat Coogan, Author/Historian
Eddie Naughton, Author
Danny Morrison, Author
Oliver McDonagh, Author
Martin Lynch, Playwright
Rodney Rice, Journalist/Broadcaster
Bobbie Hanvey, Photographer/Broadcaster
Roy Garland, Columnist & Executive Ulster Unionist Party
Joe Graham, Founder Rushlight Magazine
Gerry O'Hare, Journalist
Padraig Yeates, Journalist
Michael Longley  Contemporary Poet and Irelands Proffesor of Poetry 2007-2010
Prominent Citizens
Eamon Melaugh,  Founder NICRA Derry
Kevin McCorry, NICRA Organisor
Roger Cole, Chairman PANA
Barney Hartnett, Senior Citizens Parliament
Máirín De Búrca, Human/Civil Rights Activist
Edwina Stewart  Formerly  Secretary Northern Ireland
Civil Rights  Association
Margo Collins, Civil Rights Activist
Andy Pollock, OPSAHL Commission
Reverend Christopher Hudson MBE,
Founder Member Irish Peace Train Movement
Father Gerry Reynolds Clonard Monastery Belfast
Chris McGimpsey, Ulster Unionist Party West Belfast
The Late Tomás Mac Giolla, Former TD & Lord Mayor Dublin.
Mick Finnegan, President The Workers' Party
Legal Practitioners
Séamus Ó Tuatháil, Senior Counsel
Stuart McTaggart, Barrister Belfast
Gerry Grainger, Barrister Belfast
Gus Campbell, Barrister Armagh
Malachy Steenson, Solicitor MLL
Thomas Owens, LLB Irvinestown Co Fermanagh
Patrick Fahy, Solicitor Omagh Co Tyrone
Cllr. Davy Walsh (Workers' Party), Waterford
Cllr. Ted Tynan (Workers' Party), Cork
Cllr. Mannix Flynn (Independent), Dublin
Cllr. Chris O'Leary (Independent), Cork
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy (Sinn Féin), Cobh Town Council
Cllr. Paddy Cosgrave (Labour), S. Dublin Co. Council (Dep Mayor)
Cllr. Sean Crowe (Sinn Féin), S. Dublin Co. Council
Cllr. Gino Kenny (People Before Profit), S. Dublin Co. Council
Cllr. Dermot Looney (Lab), South County Dublin
Cllr. Paddy Bourke, (Lab), Former Lord Mayor of Dublin
Cllr. Dr. Bill Tormey (FG), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Mick Barry (Socialist Party), Cork City Council
Cllr. Brian Curran (Ind), Chair, Kells Town Council
Cllr. Tommy Grimes (Lab), Kells TC & SIPTU
Cllr. Brian Collins (Lab), Kells TC
Cllr. Caitriona Jones (Lab), S. Dublin Co. Co
Cllr. Matthew McDonagh (SF), S. Dublin Co. Co
Cllr. Marie Corr (Lab), S. Dublin Co Council
Cllr. Robert Dowds (Lab), ex Chair, S Dublin Co.Co.
Cllr. Kevin Humphreys (Lab), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Cathal King (Sinn Féin), S. Dublin Co. Council
Cllr. Denis O'Callaghan (Lab), Dún Laoighaire Rathdown     Co. Council
Cllr. Larry O'Toole (Sinn Féin), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Seamus McGrattan (SF), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Dermot Lacey (Labour), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Ruairi McGinley (Fine Gael), Dublin City Council
Comhleoir Críona Ní Dhálaigh (Sinn Féin), Comhairle Cathrach Baile Átha Cliath
Cllr. Killian Forde (Independent), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Brendan Killeavy (Sinn Féin), Tullamore Town Council
Cllr. Sally Mulready (UK Labour), Hackney Council, London
Cllr. Joan Collins (People Before Profit), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Hugh Lewis (People Before Profit), Dun Laoighaire Rathdown Council
Cllr. Christy Burke, (Independent), Dublin City Council
Cllr. Oliver Morgan (Fianna Fáil), Dundalk Town Council
Cllr. Kevin Neenan (Sinn Féin), Dundalk Town Council
Cllr. Jim Ryan (Ind) Dundalk Town Council-&Louth County Council
Cllr. Richard Boyd-Barrett (PBP) Dunlaoghaire & Rathdown County Council.
Cllr. Martin Bellew (Ind) Chairman Dundalk Town Council & Louth County Council
Ald. Paudge Reck  PC (Ind),Wexford County Council
Cllr. Neale Richmond  (FG),   DLRCC
Cllr. Joe O Reilly (Sinn Féin), Mayor Navan Town Coluncil-Meath County Council
Cllr Peadar Tobin (Sinn Féin), Navan Town Council
Conor Ferguson Chairman Kells Urban District Council (SF)
Cllr. Damien Brady (SF)  Cavan
Cllr. Shane O'Reilly (FF) Cavan
Cllr. Charlie Boylan (SF) Cavan
Cllr.Seamus Morris (SF) Nenagh Co Tipperary
Sligo County Council unanimously adopted the motion to Stop the Extradition proceedings against Sean Garland. Cllr Decland Bree(Independent Socialist) Proposed the motion and was  seconded by Cllr.Sean MacManus (SF) seconded
Tony Whelan, SIPTU
Tom Gillen, ICTU
Pat Bolger, IMPACT
John Flannery, SIPTU
Gerry Mc Kenna, UNITE
Dessie O'Hara, UNITE
Ann Reid, TEEU
Tommy Hogan, UNITE
Maria Casey, UNITE
Adrian Kane, SIPTU & Labour Party
Geraldine Kelly, UNITE
Kitty Warnock, UNITE
Dorothy Hoare, UNITE
Fergus Whelan, ICTU
Tony Walsh, SIPTU
Dermot Tobin, SIPTU
Tony Mulready, SIPTU
Oliver McDonagh, (MPGW) SIPTU
Brian Campfield, Belfast
Sean Heading, Dublin
Martin Mc Carthy, UNITE
Andrew McGuinness, SIPTU
Liam Griffin, SIPTU
Jimmy Finnegan, SIPTU
Brendan Byrne, SIPTU
Carol Murphy, SIPTU
Dermot O'Loughlin, SIPTU
Davy Kettyles, UNITE
Eira Gorman, SIPTU
Jimmy Jordan, SIPTU (retired)
Donal Tobin, SIPTU
John Dunne, SIPTU
John Hubert, SIPTU
Rhonda Donaghy, SIPTU
Conor O'Gorman, SIPTU
Charlie Prizeman, TEEU
Dessie Finnegan, NEC Mandate
Margaret O'Leary
May Mac Giolla
We the undersigned. surviving members of the IRA column which attacked Brookeborough RUC Barracks on New Year's Day 1957, pledge our support to Sean Garland in the campaign to stop his extradition to the United States.
We recognise that Sean Garland has played a significant role in the political life of this  country for the better.
Pat O Regan
Michael Kelly
Sean Scott
Philip O'Donoghue
Pat Connolly
Patrick Tierney
Michael O'Brien


Defend Sean Garland!