President: “they remain amenable for those crimes”

All the debate around the abuse cases in the south and the attempts to mediate the financial burden of blame onto the state obscures a point made painfully obvious by Michael O’Brien’s intervention on Q&A on Monday night… But Mary McAleese has stated this morning, that the perpetrators should all be prosecuted

“In so far as the Ryan report catalogues acts of criminal neglect or violence that were perpetrated by people who are still alive I think we have to say absolutely without any fear of contradiction then they remain amenable for those crimes”..

Thoughts of the poor record of the HET come to mind…

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