14 November 2000
South Dublin County Council calls for independent inquiry into killing of solicitor Rosemary Nelson
South Dublin County Council has backed the call for an independent international inquiry into the killing of solicitor Rosemary Nelson in Lurgan, County Armagh, in 1999.
The council unanimously passed a motion by Sinn Fein Councillor Mark Daly at its meeting in Tallaght on Monday night which called on the Irish Government ``to invoke the provisions of the Commissions of Inquiry Act as it has recently done in the case of Bloody Sunday''. The motion is to be passed to the Irish Government for reply.
Councillor Mark Daly said:
``The South Dublin County Council motion adds to the calls of organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights, and the Committee on the Administration of Justice for an international probe into the assassination of Rosemary Nelson.
``There is widespread concern about the circumstances surrounding Rosemary Nelson's death and possible RUC and the British Army collusion with loyalist death squads who carried out this attack, particularly in light of the death threats she had reported receiving from RUC officers.''
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