Madden and Finucane Solicitors, acting on behalf of Padraic Wilson, Seamus Finucane, Briege Wright and Maura McCrory have issued a letter stating their opposition to Mairia Cahill‘s version of events:
It states that those accused have been subject to a lengthy police investigation and that Cahill has been “afforded every resource the state could offer”.
The letter states that Padraic Wilson had previously been a member of the IRA had been dismissed by a court previously and claims that Mairia Cahill, “would not participate in the normal method of giving evidence at a trial, where the truth of her version of events would be tested by cross-examination.”
The statement concludes by welcoming the review of the prosecution by the DPP saying, “we hope that the principles of openness and transparency stated by the DPP will extend to providing us with full disclosure during the process.”
Source: The Journal.ie
On last Tuesday’s BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight documentary Mairia Cahill gave her version of why she ultimately decided to withdraw her evidence: