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Francie Molloy MP attend Westminster discussion on Collusion

5 November, 2013 - by Francie Molloy

Sinn Fein Mid-Ulster MP, Francie Molloy will be in London this Wednesday (November 6th) to attend an event to discuss recent revelations on collusion between unionist paramilitary gangs, the RUC and UDR in the Mid-Ulster area in the 1970's. Also addressing the event will be Anne Cadwallader, following the publication of her book ‘Lethal Allies’ which chronicles the extent of this collusion, and also covers the Dublin Monaghan bombings which killed 33 people and the attack on Kay’s Bar in Dundalk in December 1975 in which two men were killed.

Francie Molloy MP has lived in and been a Sinn Fein representative in the Mid-Ulster area since the late sixties and knew some of those killed in the attacks detailed in Ms Cadwalladers book.

Speaking before travelling to London, he said:

"The existence of collusion has been widely known and reported over recent decades. The Pat Finucane case and the role of British agent Brian Nelson in that murder and other killings; the Stevens Inquiry; the Police Ombudsman’s 2007 report into the role of RUC agent Mark Haddock in the killing of over a dozen people and other similar investigations, have previously lifted the lid on the use by British security agencies of agents and informers in the killing of innocent civilians and republican activists.’

He added `These reports have helped expose the degree to which British state institutions were involved in directing, assisting and promoting the use of collusion to kill people. 'Lethal Allies' is a vitally important addition to this. It contains significant new evidence relating to 120 sectarian killings that occurred during a relatively short period in the 1970s."

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