ON March 9 the Republican POWs, Roe 3 Maghaberry said in a statement:
“You are all aware of the construction work being undertaken within the jail over the past month. You will also have witnessed the strength of our resolve in opposing this work.
“David Forde has recently stated in the assembly that the new construction was to ensure the safety of staff. But its underlying and true purpose is to displace and sectionalise us in an attempt to deflect our focus and dilute our position on the ending of controlled movement for POWs.
“We have demonstrated the failure of the new system, which led to a stand-off on Monday, February 2, 2015. We would now like to thank all those who attended the protest at the gates of the prison in solidarity with us. It was an immense demonstration of solidarity and brought us all some comfort.
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