DUP apology motion deflects from issue of Truth Recovery
Féin MLA and party spokesperson on the issue of victims Mitchel
McLaughlin has reiterated the need for a comprehensive and independent
truth recovery process to deal with the past. Speaking ahead of the DUP
motion in the Assembly to be debated on Monday seeking an apology from
the Irish Government Mr McLaughlin said:
"This motion is not about truth recovery. It is designed, by taking a selective approach, to deflect away from the issue.
ignores the role of the Unionist government pre-1972 in creating the
conditions for conflict, the aquiesence of the British government
throughout this period and the roll of the British government and
unionism there after.
"Sinn Féin is on public record as to our
willingness to deal comprehensively with the past. But if
you only ask some of the questions, then you will only establish some of
"If we are serious about a truth recovery process let
us establish an independent international truth commission where all
participants to the conflict are encouraged to take part. Selective and
piecemeal approaches will not serve to move this issue on."