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Ó Caoláin urges Taoiseach to advance all-party motion on collusion

19 February, 2008


Speaking following Taoiseach's Questions in the Dáil today during which Taoiseach Bertie Ahern again indicated his openness to the idea of an all-party Dáil motion on collusion, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for an early meeting of parties to agree such a motion which would be directed at the British government.

Deputy Ó Caolain said, "The Taoiseach should convene, at the earliest opportunity, a meeting to agree an all-party motion with definite proposals for action, directed in particular at the British government. Such a motion would formally endorse the Reports of the Justice Sub-Committee and would be directed at the British Parliament and the British government. It should call on them to release all the relevant documents relating to collusion, especially the killings in this jurisdiction. It should call for a collusion summit between the Taoiseach and the Prime Minister.

"Stating our views is not enough. Let us have some action." ENDS

Deputy Ó Caoláin also pressed the demand of the family of Séamus Ludlow for a public inquiry into his murder by a gang that included British Army UDR members in Co. Louth in 1976.

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