British government must end blockade on truth and justice - Ó Donnghaile
The British government should end its blockade on truth and justice and finally accept its responsibility for its part in the conflict here, Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has said.
Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile was speaking at a march today commemorating the 48th anniversary of the Ballymurphy Massacre.
“It’s disgraceful that relatives have to campaign for truth and justice at any time, but 25 years into a peace process it is scandalous that they are still being denied truth and justice.
“It took decades of campaigning by relatives for the truth to be accepted and respected about the slaughter on Bloody Sunday and the same length of time for the truth to be recognised about the Ballymurphy and Springhill Massacres.
“But the truth has yet to be accepted by those who killed and those who sent them out, who protected them and defended them.
“The families of those who died on the streets of Ballymurphy have ended the cover-up through their inquest and the daily coverage in the media.
“After 50 years of blocking the truth, the British government must live up to its responsibilities by fully implementing the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House - and allow families access to the truth.”