The sisters and fiancée of Robert McCartney held a vigil outside Magennis’ Bar yesterday. Paula McCartney spoke to the media afterwards, as reported by the BBC, and also UTV. “The fact that people are still not arrested, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that they are being protected.” Sinn Féin’s Alex Maskey and Gerry Kelly were there but didn’t make a statement, according to the UTV report because it was “a religious service”, although a Sinn Féin spokesman is quoted – “They were there to show their continued support for the family.” The SDLP’s Alasdair McDonnell didn’t seem to mind, nor to be concerned about that SF writ, “Three months on, it is clear that they[Sinn Féin and the IRA] were only interested in taking the heat off themselves – not getting truth and justice for the McCartneys.”
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