Irish Government must tackle British Government over legacy breach – Crowe
Sinn Féin TD and member of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Seán Crowe has called on the Irish Government to tackle and oppose the British Government’s attempts to breach the Stormont House Agreement on legacy and victims’ issues.
Deputy Crowe said:
“The Stormont House Agreement clearly set out the need to provide justice and truth recovery mechanisms for the families of victims of the conflict, which needs the Irish and British Governments to pass legislation.
“The draft legislation being put forward by the British Government on dealing with the legacy of the past would allow them to regulate the hand-over of what they term ‘sensitive’ information to historical inquiries. This is a clear breach of the Stormont House Agreement.
“This is an attempt to hide the British State’s role as a central player in the conflict and their collusion with unionist death squads, such as those who planted the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, and it must be opposed by the Irish Government.
“The British Government has continually failed to meet its legal responsibilities on dealing with the past and the Irish Government must urgently tackle this latest attempt.
“The Irish Government has to take responsibility and to stand up for the victims of British state violence and collusion, and ensure they get truth and justice.”