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Dublin City Council called on to back motion supporting a public inquiry into the murder of Donegal Councillor Eddie Fullerton

22 May, 2006

Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East Councillor Daithi Doolan has urged fellow City Councillors to "support this evening's Council motion calling for a full independent inquiry into the murder of Cllr. Eddie Fullerton, who was murdered by unionist paramilitaries fifteen years ago this week." Over the last number of months councillors, from across the political spectrum, on many councils have backed motions backing the Fullerton family's demand for truth.

Speaking ahead of tonight's Council meeting Councillor Doolan said:

"This Thursday, 25th May, marks the 15th anniversary of the murder of Eddie Fullerton, a member of Donegal County Council. From the moment of his death, there have been allegations that the murder took place as a result of collusion between unionist paramilitaries and British Intelligence. And critically there have also been questions raised about the role played by the Gardaí in the weeks leading up to his death and in the investigation that followed. There was no proper examination of the scene, crucial forensic evidence was never examined and key witnesses were not interviewed. It is now known that three of the Gardaí discredited by the Morris Tribunal were centrally involved in the flawed investigation and one of them, Detective Garda Noel McMahon was branded corrupt and a liar.

"For the last fifteen years Eddie Fullerton's family and friends have spearheaded a campaign to discover the truth about what happened. I would like to pay particular tribute to Eddie's son, Albert, who led the campaign for many years and died in tragic circumstances in March. He was instrumental in getting public support for this family's search for justice.

"Over the last year Councils across Ireland have passed motions supporting a full, independent public inquiry into Eddie Fullerton's murder. In Donegal, Louth, Monaghan, Cork, Mayo and beyond politicians from across the political spectrum have united to demand justice. I hope that tonight Councillors from all parties and independents will back this motion and support the Fullerton family's demand for the truth." ENDS

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