Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Loughinisland families

Loughinisland families shock at ombudsman findings

LoughinislandPeople in the pub were watching football when two UVF men walked in and began firing
massacre - the background
The families of six men murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1994 have said they are "shocked" at a police ombudsman's report into the killings.
Emma Rogan's father Adrian was one of those shot by the UVF at the Heights Bar, Loughinisland.
"For 11 years after the murder of our loved ones, police did not even have the focus and strategy to keep us informed, " she said.
The families' solicitor described the report as "timid, mild and meek".
Niall Murphy said the families believed the report proved police colluded with those involved and that the RUC made "no real attempt to catch the killers".
The ombudsman's report found that there were failings in the investigation. However there was insufficient evidence of collusion.
The six men who died were Adrian Rogan 34; Malcolm Jenkinson, 53; Barney Greene, 87; Daniel McCreanor 59; Patrick O'Hare, 35, and Eamon Byrne, 39.
They were all Catholics. Mr Greene was one of the oldest people to be killed in the North of Ireland Troubles

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