16th March 1999
Major Questions Raised - Irish Government Urged to Press Britain
Reacting to the death of prominent human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson, Sinn Fein TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said it was an ``appalling act'' which casts a shadow over the peace process at this difficult time. He urged the Irish government to press the British government to ensure that all the events surrounding the death are fully revealed.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
``This appalling act casts a shadow over the peace process at this difficult time. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Rosemary Nelson. The murder of another prominent human rights solicitor has come in circumstances which echo those surrounding the death of Patrick Finucane who was murdered as a result of collusion between British forces and loyalists.
``I urge the Irish government to press the British government to ensure that the full facts surrounding this killing are revealed. There must be no cover-up as in the case of Patrick Finucane.
``Whoever carried out this killing was an enemy of the peace process and of the Good Friday Agreement. The response must be to push forward with the implementation of the Agreement as negotiated.''
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