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Hugh Orde briefing an insult to the people of Dublin

22 December, 2005


Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald has described today’s visit to Dublin by PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde as a shoddy attempt to justify the use of British agents on this island and said it was an insult to the people of Dublin. Speaking outside Government Buildings where the party was holding a protest Ms. McDonald said “If the British government are serious about advancing the peace process then they need to bring an end to political policing and halt the activities of anti Agreement securocrats. 

Ms. McDonald said:

“The idea that PSNI Chief Constable would come to Dublin to meet the Taoiseach to justify the use of British agents on this island is a complete and absolute nonsense and is an insult to the people of Dublin.  It will be lost on nobody in this city that it is the PSNI and British authorities who to this very day are refusing to co-operate with the Dublin Monaghan inquiry and who are refusing to tell the truth about the role of their agents and agencies in that bombing.

“It is time for the era of political policing to come to an end.  It is time that the activities of those within Britain's Intelligence Agencies who are working against the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement are brought to an end.  It is now clear that it is their actions that brought down the power sharing institutions in the north in 2002.

“If the British government are serious about advancing the peace process after Christmas then they need to bring an end to political policing and halt the activities of anti Agreement securocrats in their Intelligence Agencies.”ENDS

 

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