Noel Maguire refused repatriation again.
Irish political prisoner Noel Maguire in HMP Full Sutton England, has had his application for repatriation refused again on the dubious grounds "he has closer ties to the United Kingdom than an Irish jurisdiction."
Noel has two young sons living in the 26 Counties, and a former wife who is willing to visit him should he be repatriated - and has put that in writing. Noel also hold an up-to-date Irish passport issued by the Department of Internal affairs in Dublin in 2001. He has no relatives in England.
For the Department of Justice to now claim Noel has closer ties to the United Kingdom than to an Irish jurisdiction is flying in the face of reality and legality. It is certainly discrimination and victimisation.
Noels papers have been sent to the Irish in Britain Representation Group (IBRG)and other civil rights groups in Britain and Ireland for interpretaion.
The case is on-going.
The findings of the Minister of Justice is currently being challenged by Noel.