Fundraising Concert

November 6, 2011 1 comment

Tommy Sands

Internationally renowned singer songwriter Tommy Sands headlined a campaign fundraising concert in Dundalk at the  weekend.

Organised by the Louth Committee to Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland  the evening was planned to raise funds for Sean’s campaign.

Tommy was supported  on the night by Briege Murphy and a number of local traditional musicians.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Other ways you can contribute to the campaign:

Sean has been denied  legal aid to present his case. The campaign depends on the generosity of individuals doing what they can and contributing what they can afford.

Thank you to the many hundreds of  people who  have donated  and to those who have helped the campaign in what ever way they could so far.

Your financial contributions are still urgently needed.

You can contribute by sending a cheque to the

‘Defend Sean Garland Campaign’, 48 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

You can also make a donation to the fund through the following bank account:

‘Defend Sean Garland Fund’,
Permanent TSB, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Account No:         145 352 10

Bank Sort Code :  99-06-58

Thank you.

Stop the extradition of Sean Garland

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Sean Garland

Sean Garland, a citizen of the Irish Republic, was arrested on foot of an extradition warrant from the United States America. while on a visit to Belfast in October 2005

The US Department of Justice is  accusing Sean  of involvement in an international US dollar forgery conspiracy.

The campaign to Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland has received wide support in Ireland, Britain, Europe and throughout the world.

Read more about the US planned extradition of Sean Garland, the political context, those who are supporting the campaign and what you can do to help.

Court to reconvene in November

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

The High Court has adjourned the case until November 16.

It is expected that at that point a  date will be announced when  a decision in Sean’s case will be delivered.

He has been remanded on continuing bail until the court reconvenes next month.

It is now six years since Sean was first arrested.

More than 100 Senators and TDs support Garland

October 6, 2011 1 comment

Dail Eireann

Sean Garland has received the support of over 100 members of the Oireachteas  (National Parliament)  in his fight to end a US attempt to extradite him over claims that he was part of a dollar forgery plot.

Among those who have joined the campaign to end the pursuit of the 76 year old  socialist are Richard Boyd Barrett, Phil Hogan, Finian  McGrath, Joanna Tuffy, Timmy Doleey, Martin Ferris, John Halligan and  Joe Higgins.

Trade Union leaders Jack O’Connor (SIPTU), Jimmy Kelly (UNITE) and Eamon Devoy  (TEEU) are also backing the campaign.

‘The Trials of Citizen Garland’

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

After over 50 years of involvement in political struggle Sean Garland faces one of his toughest fights. Kevin Brannigan of ‘Look Left’ magazine meets the man wanted by the US

Read the article:  The Trials of Citizen Garland

Support the Campaign

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Campaign funds still needed

Legal and campaign expenses continue to mount.

Sean has been denied  legal aid to present his case. The campaign depends on the generosity of individuals doing what they can and contributing what they can afford.

Thank you to the many hundreds of  people who  have donated  and to those who have helped the campaign in what ever way they could so far.

Your financial contributions are still urgently needed.

You can contribute by sending a cheque to the  ‘Defend Sean Garland Campaign’, 48 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

You can also make a donation to the fund through the following bank account:

‘Defend Sean Garland Fund’,
Permanent TSB, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Account No:         145 352 10

Bank Sort Code :  99-06-58

Thank you.

All Party support for campaign

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

All Party opposition to Garland extradition

TDs, Senators and councillors from all parties and none have publicly expressed their opposition to the proposed extradition of Seán Garland to the United States.

At a press conference in Dublin’s Shellbourne Hotel  chaired by Unitarian Church minister, Rev Chris Hudson MBE,of the ‘Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland ‘ campaign,elected representatives from the Dail, the Senate and a number of councils throughout the country joined to express their opposition to the US request and publicly declare their support for the extradition to be stopped.

Amongst those attending the press conference were  Fianna Fáil Senators Labhrás  ÓMurchú  and Jim Walsh, Labour TD Joanna Tuffy  , Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley,  Sinn  Féin TDs  Martin Ferris and Aengus ÓSnodaigh and Michael Coolrealy, Richard Boyd Barrett of the United Left Alliance, Joe Higgins and Clare Daly of the Socialist Party and Independents Finian  McGrath, John Halligan, Mick Wallace and Luke Flannagan.

Over 70 TDs have so far signed the petition to stop Sean’s extradition.