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Gerry Adams meets British on Cory Report

13 January, 2004


Speaking after a meeting this morning with the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy were he raised the ongoing failure to publish the Cory report, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that he was 'entirely dissatisfied with the excuses given, and the continuing failure of the British Government to honour its obligations and commitments'.

Mr. Adams said:

"Sinn Féin has consistently supported the families demand for full public judicial inquiries into these cases and others. I welcome Judge Cory's recommendation to the British government in respect of these cases.

"I raised this issue with the British Secretary of State Paul Murphy this morning. I am entirely dissatisfied with the excuses he gave and the British government failing to honour its obligations and commitments.

"The onus is now on the British government to publish Cory and to honour the commitments it made in August 2001 following the Weston Park talks. On that occasion Mr Blair said that 'in the event that a public enquiry is recommended in any case, the relevant government will implement that recommendation'. There can be no excuse to justify any further delay.

"Cory should be immediately published and the British government must establish full public judicial inquiries. "Of course, the British government reluctance to fulfil commitments made is rooted in the fact that collusion was and is part of administrative practice here and British agencies did collude with, arm, train and provide information for unionist paramilitaries."ENDS

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