Page last updated at 12:05 GMT, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:05 UK

Sinn Fein office attacked again

Sean Lennon, Sue Ramsey and Paul Maskey
A plaque with the names of dead republicans was vandalised

Sinn Fein says one of its offices in west Belfast has been attacked three times in the last two weeks.

In the latest incident at Connolly House on Tuesday night paint was thrown at the property and a plaque was destroyed.

Sinn Fein MLA Paul Maskey said those responsible offer the community "nothing for the future".

On Sunday a Sinn Fein office in Londonderry was damaged in an arson attack.

Dissident republicans were blamed for the attack in Derry.

Mr Maskey said: "The people of west Belfast overwhelmingly support our political project, they have made that clear at elections but it was also made very clear when thousands upon thousands lined the Falls Road at this year's Easter Parade.

"I have no doubt that this latest attack will only serve as another clear reminder, if one were needed, that those responsible are not Republican and offer our community nothing for the future.

"Sinn Fein has come under attack in the past and we will not be deterred from our Republican work."

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