Date: 15th September 2008

Fury over actress's IRA comments

Rose McGowan has caused a storm after saying she would have joined the IRA if she had lived in Belfast during the Troubles.

Rose McGowan stars in Fifty Dead Men Walking, an adaptation of IRA informer Martin McGartland's autobiography.

She told a news conference that her "heart just broke for the cause" ahead of the film's premiere in Canada.

Unionist politicians have criticised her comments and Mr McGartland said the actress's comments were na´ve.

Source: Press Release