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Springhill massacre inquests welcomed

24 December, 2014 - by Paul Maskey

 Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey has welcomed the announcement by the Attorney General John Larkin that inquests into the deaths of five people killed in the Springhill massacre are to be opened.

 Mr Maskey said.

 “On July 9th 1972 five people including three children, a catholic priest and a father of six children were shot dead by British Parachute Regiment snipers in the greater Ballymurphy area.

 “The announcement by Attorney General John Larkin that inquests are to be held is welcome news for the families. 

 “The families have campaigned tirelessly for the truth and I commend their dignity and fortitude in bringing the campaign to this stage.

  “The holding of the inquests is a step forward in getting to that truth and I hope that it will help bring justice to the families concerned.” 

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