Ruane reported over Sands praise

BBC
21 Dec 2008

Education Minister Caitríona Ruane has been reported to the police for praising IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.

Ms Ruane said she was not prepared to “preside over education apartheid”

Ms Ruane was speaking at a prize-giving ceremony at St Colm’s High School in Twinbrook last week.

The complainant claimed Ms Ruane’s remarks breached the law on glorifying terrorism.

Police said a complaint had been made but it had not been established that an offence had been committed.

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