Pressure pays off…

AFTER the sisters of murder victim Robert McCartney secured American support today in the quest for their brother’s alleged IRA killer(s), the IRA released a statement in which it says “no-one should hinder or impede the dead man’s family in their search for truth and justice”. Mark Durkan is to raise the issue with US Envoy Mitchell Reiss in Washington this week. If the IRA are prepared to be passive in this case, will Sinn Fein be active in its support?

The IRA said:

“We wish to extend our sympathy to the McCartney family for the loss of Robert and for the grief that they are suffering.

“The IRA was not involved in the brutal killing of Robert McCartney.

“It has been reported that people are being intimidated or prevented from assisting the McCartney family in their search for truth and justice.

“We wish to make it absolutely clear that no-one should hinder or impede the McCartney family in their search for truth and justice. Anyone who can help the family in this should do so.”

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