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Press conference on blockade in Dublin

IRELAND, 23th, October 2015 .-  In Liberty Hall Theatre a press conference on the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba was made, which the resolution of condemnation by the Cuban delegation will be voted on 27 October in the UNGA.

Speakers included European Parliament Lynn Boylan, Sinn Fein Party; Maureen O'Sullivan, independent MP; Joe Costello, Labour MP and former Minister of State for Trade and Development; Simon McGuinness, national coordinator of the Cuba Support Group and Ambassador Hermes Herrera.

All agreed on the urgency of lifting the criminal blockade, the damage caused to the Cuban people for over half a century, the violation of human rights it entails, the negative of its extraterritorial application in various parts of the world including Ireland and several other significant aspects.

Among those present, along with numerous representatives of the written press, radio and TV, Jack O'Connor, president of the union SIPTU Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir, deputy director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ; Brendan Ogle, UNITE; Sean Garland, the Workers Party; Marie Barry, president of the Committee for the Campaign for the Five; and Jack McGinley, president of SIPTU Solidarity Group. (Cubavsbloqueo/ Embacuba Irlanda)