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Ruane pays tribute to commitment of Loughinisland families

9 June, 2016 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has paid tribute to the determination of the Loughinisland families for their long campaign to uncover the truth behind the 1994 massacre. 

Speaking after the publication of a Police Ombudsman report into the massacre, The South Down MLA said; 

"For 22 years the families of those killed in the Loughinisland massacre have been courageously campaigning for the truth about the murder of their loved ones. 

"They have had to endure the horror of the massacre, then the insult of collusion, cover ups, failed investigations and continued attempts to hide the truth. 

"This obstruction by the British government and the police have only added to the hurt, pain and trauma of the families. 

"They faced all of these obstacles with dignity and determination and today's report from the Police Ombudsman have vindicated the view of the families that there was collusion at the heart of this case.

“What has been revealed is collusion on a huge scale.

"I and my party colleagues have worked with the Loughinisland families for many years, highlighting their case both here and in the European Parliament, and standing alongside human rights groups to get at the truth of what happened in 1994 and since.

"We will continue to stand with the Loughinisland families as they continue to campaign for truth and justice." 

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