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Taylor has a duty to retract McGurk’s Massacre comments – O’Neill

12 October, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill has said John Taylor has an obvious duty to retract and correct the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about the McGurk’s Bar Massacre.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“The reality is that John Taylor made wholly incorrect comments about the McGurk’s massacre.

“The fact that he made these comments as a government minister, even as part of a discredited Unionist government, places a very clear onus on him to withdraw these remarks about this terrible sectarian attack.

“John Taylor was not, as he claims, repeating fact as presented to him, he was promoting the misinformation that was generated to blame republicans for a bombing that was entirely sectarian in nature and which claimed the lives of 15 innocent people, including school children.

“The relatives of those killed and the survivors need to hear a clear and unequivocal retraction of these hurtful comments by John Taylor.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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