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Sinn Féin welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment to meet Mary Boyle’s sister

6 October, 2015 - by Pearse Doherty TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn


Donegal Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have welcomed today’s commitment form An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to meet with Ann Doherty, twin sister of Mary Boyle who disappeared in 1977, Ireland’s longest missing person, in response to a request from Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Speaking after meeting with Ms. Doherty, the two Donegal deputies said:

“The journalist Gemma O’Doherty, who accompanied Ms. Doherty today, has done sterling work in highlighting this case, one that has long been of concern to not only the people of Donegal but across Ireland.

“At the meeting, we were shown evidence from a retired Garda. He asserts that there was political interference in the initial investigation and conveys his support for the contentions and concerns of Ann Doherty in relation to the Garda investigation and the failure to bring to justice the person she believes was responsible for the murder and disappearance of her twin sister.

“We are very concerned about the issues raised with us today and we welcome today’s commitment from the Taoiseach to meet with Ann. We trust that the Taoiseach and the Garda Commissioner will take the appropriate action to address Ann’s concerns and the concerns of many others around what happened to Mary Boyle all of those years ago.” 

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