Springhill Massacre families deserve truth and justice: Conway-Walsh

Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh, Francie Molloy MP, and Pauline Tully TD joined members of the Good Friday Agreement Committee to attend the inquest into Springhill Massacre this morning.

They met with the families and Paul Maskey MP. The GFA committee delegation also included chair Fergus O’Dowd and Seanadóir Frances Black.

Deputy Conway-Walsh said, “The solicitors for the families of those massacred, including Pádraig Ó Muirigh gave us an update on the progress of the inquest. Mr Ó Muirigh focused on the importance of public representatives attending the inquest.

“He also emphasised the importance of having a public inquest into the Springhill killings. And cross examining the soldiers who carried out the killings.

“The British government’s Legacy Bill will deny families of relatives killed by the British state forces the opportunity and right to hold to account those responsible for killings.

“There is no substitute for public investigation and the airing in a public courtroom the circumstances of killings that occurred during the conflict.

“The Legacy Bill of shame will cover up and protect the British government and its armed forces and deny justice and truth to the relatives of those who died.”