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Adams comments on Eames Bradley report

28 January, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan, Jennifer McCann, Ian Milne

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP MLA, accompanied by Jennifer McCann MLA and Francie Molloy MLA this morning attended the launch of the 'Report of the Consultative Group on the Past'.

Speaking afterwards Mr. Adams said:

"I want to commend the effort of the Eames/Bradley group to find ways by which the legacy of the past can be dealt with. I thank them for that.

"Sinn Fein will now take the report and reflect on its proposals. We will also discuss this matter with victims and survivors organisations and the governments in the time ahead.

"I want to deal with one issue today.

"The Consultative Group is proposing the creation of a Legacy Commission appointed by the British government.

"This is not the independent and international commission, established by a reputable international body like the UN, that Sinn Fein believes is necessary to properly address this issue." ENDS

Note to Editor

Gerry Adams MP MLA, Jennifer McCann MLA and Francie Molloy MLA will tomorrow meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin tomorrow afternoon in Windsor House in Belfast. The meeting will allow the family of Damien Walsh, a 17 year old who was killed by the UDA in March 1993 and the Ballymurphy Massacre Victims Group whose relatives were killed by the British army in August 1971, to meet the Minister and raise their concerns with him.

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