A broadside from the McCartney family, who say that claims made by Sinn Féin that it is in ‘daily contact’ are false:
Michelle Gildernew who recently attended a women’s event told the audience that Sinn Féin are in ‘daily’ contact with the family and Deborah Devenny (East Belfast candidate) describes herself as having ‘good relations’ with the family. They (Sinn Féin) are not in daily contact with the family. We contacted them last week regarding the intimidation, but that has been it.
Sinn Féin insists that they are doing everything in their power to help bring Robert’s killers to justice, this is not the case, if this were the case their own party members would be cooperating with the police or the ombudsman.
Sinn Fein replied:
Alex Maskey and Gerry Kelly both attended the weekend vigil. We have been in regular contact with the McCartney family. The characterisation of that contact is a matter for the McCartneys.
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