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Sinn Féin to accompany Loughinisland families to Westminster

6 November, 2006

Sinn Féin Assembly member for South Down Caitriona Ruane will tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) accompany members of the Loughinisland Justice Group on a trip to Westminster to meet with a cross party delegation of MPs.

The Loughinisland justice group is made up of relatives of those murdered by the UVF in O'Toole's bar in June 18th 1994.

The delegation will be meeting David Liddington, Conservative Shadow Sec. Of State for NI; Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn; Lembit Opik, Liberal Democrat NI spokesman; and various members of the NI Select Committee.

Speaking in advance of the visit to Westminster Caitriona Ruane pledged ongoing Sinn Féin support to the families,

"For 12 years the families of the six men killed by the UVF at Loughinisland have patiently waited for justice. As the years have gone on the families have began to raise serious questions about the murders and specifically the subsequent investigation into it.

"Tomorrow's meetings will provide an opportunity for the families to put their case onto the British political agenda.

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the families of those murdered at Loughinisland in their campaign for the truth about what happened on that night 12 years ago. The British government need to realise that issue will not go away. The killings at Loughinisland had a deep impact on people across this island and the revelations of British involvement and cover-up have provoked much anger." ENDS

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