The Oireachtas Group on prisoner issues in Northern Ireland visited Magaberry on Monday 16th and met 5 men in the block where they are on 23 hour lock down. We met with Justice Watch Ireland and held a press conference. This was followed by a meeting with officials in our Northern Ireland Office. Again to stress – it is the human rights issues of the prisoners that concern us and that we discuss. We do not support the use of violence or physical force and totally believe every person working in the P.S.N.I. and Prison Service in the North should be able to do their job without threats to their lives. The human rights issues have to be addressed in the interests of justice and fairness.