Kennedy welcomes reopening of inquest into Kingsmills Massacre victim

Posted by
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy has welcomed the Attorney General’s request that the Senior Coroner reopen the inquest into the murder of John McConville, one of the victims of the Kingsmills Massacre. Kennedy told Newry Times, “I very much welcome the decision of the Attorney General, John Larkin QC, to request that the Senior Northern Ireland Coroner, John Leckey, reopen the inquest into the murder of John McConville, who was murdered on 5th January 1976 along with his 9 work colleagues in the Kingsmills Massacre. “This is a welcome development in pursuit of obtaining maximum justice for the relatives of Kingsmills. “However, given the current workload indicated by the Senior Coroner, it is vital that this inquest should be brought forward to the earliest possible date, and with this in mind I will be requesting a meeting with the Justice Minister asking that the necessary resources are provided to the Coroner to enable this case to be taken as soon as possible. Kennedy added, “I would also pay tribute to all those individuals and groups, especially the family members of the murdered men, who have campaigned for, and who continue to work to seek proper and meaningful justice for the Kingsmills families.”
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in