Irwin welcomes Kingsmill inquest
Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin has welcomed the announcement from the Attorney General that an inquest is to be held into the 1976 IRA murder of ten innocent men returning home from their place of work.
Irwin said that whilst the ultimate closure for the families would be to see justice served on those involved in carrying out the murders he nonetheless welcomed the fact that an inquest would potentially allow new information to be brought to light.
He stated, “This is an important announcement and I fully welcome the fact that a renewed focus will be brought on what was one of the most heinous crimes of the troubles.
“I would echo the comments of my colleague Jeffrey Donaldson MP who stated that the inquest should not be seen as substitute for criminal prosecutions and indeed the point has been well and properly made that convictions are what is required to finally bring some sense of closure for the families.
He added, “The dignity, courage and determination continually displayed by the families of the ten murdered innocent men, is to be admired and their resolve in continuing their stand for justice is unwavering and a stand that I fully support.”
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