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Sinn Féin TDs to raise the case of Eddie Fullerton in the Dáil

11 April, 2005


The Sinn Féin team in Leinster House will use an opportunity in the Dáil tomorrow afternoon, during questions to the Minister for Justice, to raise the case of Donegal Sinn Féin County Councillor, Eddie Fullerton, who was shot dead by a loyalist death squad in his Buncrana home in 1991. Serious questions still surround the circumstances of the killing.

Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said, "A recent TG4 documentary raises serious concerns about the handling of the original investigation by the Gardaí into the death of Eddie Fullerton.

"Tomorrow myself and my colleagues will use our opportunities during questions to the Minister for Justice to raise these concerns and other questions which have arisen surrounding the case. We will point to strong evidence of British security forces collusion in the murder. We will highlight the family‚s concerns regarding the original Garda investigation into the killing and, also, the lack of cooperation from the PSNI in the reinvestigation.

"We will also ask the Minister if he agrees that the murder of an Irish elected representative demands a full public inquiry similar to ones demanded in other cases.

"Mr. McDowell has been quick to point out that Sinn Féin "cannot clamour for justice and truth‚ in other cases and not support the Breen and Buchanan inquiry, and he was correct. Sinn Féin supports a fully inclusive process of truth recovery and we have supported the inquiry in the Breen and Buchanan case. We now say the exact same thing to Mr. McDowell. He cannot "clamour for justice and truth‚ regarding Breen and Buchanan without supporting other inquiries where there is strong evidence of collusion, especially when it concerns an elected representative of the Irish people." ENDS

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