6/18/2005

Morris tells only half the story.

As the fall out from the Morris Tribunal continues, Garda Commisioner Noel Conroy is being called upon to resign. However it is also emerging that some of the Gardai involved in the disgusting corruption revealed by the Morris Tribunal may also have questions to answers with regards to the murder to Co. Donegal Sinn Féin councillor Eddie Fullerton. Mr. Fullerton was murdered in 1991 by the UFF during a period where RUC collusion was helping to make loyalist targetting more "professional". Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams spoke at a protest on this issue outside the Dáil today. He told that crowd that;
It has been known for some time now that three Gardaí, roundly discredited by the Morris Tribunal in recent weeks, were centrally involved in the flawed investigation into Eddie Fullerton's murder. One of them, Detective Garda Noel McMahon was branded corrupt and a liar by the Tribunal

There MUST be a fully independent inquiry into this matter immediately. Both Security force collusion in the murder and Garda inadequency in the subsequent investigation need to be examined. Mr. McDowell has already attempted to stifle this issue by refusing to allow the Morris Tribunal to deal with these allegations. But this matter cannot be allowed to rest there. The family of Eddie Fullerton deserve the same closure that the Morris tribunal afforded to the Barron family.

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