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Gerry Adams TD supports family call for Public Inquiry

18 October, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams this afternoon hosted a briefing by the family of Siobhán Philips in the Oireachtas.Speaking after the briefing, Deputy Adams said:“Sinn Féin supports the call by the family of Siobhán Phillips for a full impendent public inquiry.

"This is a very tragic case. Garda Golden was murdered, Siobhán Philips was grievously wounded, and Crevan Mackin took his own life."Crevan Mackin was previously arrested in January 2015 in possession of explosives and firearm, which he admitted. 

"He was not charged with these offences but instead with an offence he had denied. It is also believed that some in An Garda Síochána knew he had access to other weapons.

"All of this is clear from a file that was sent to me and which I gave to the investigating officer in the Garda, to GSOC to the former Taoiseach and former Minister of Justice and to the current Taoiseach and the current Minister for Justice.

"It's two years, and the family also have issues about the treatment they received when they brought Siobhán, who had been severely assaulted by Crevan Mackin, to Dundalk Garda station.

"The only way that all of the facts can be ascertained in a transparent and accountable way is through a public inquiry.”

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