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Cavan-Monaghan TD brands British Legacy Bill as 'appalling'

Oct 1, 2023 09:35 By News Northern Sound
Cavan-Monaghan TD brands British Legacy Bill as 'appalling'
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Deputy Smith described the Bill as "appalling legislation" and pointed to how it should be binned in its entirety.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated the Government's opposition to the British Legacy Bill which has now passed through the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The sentiments come after questions posed on the matter by Cavan Monaghan Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Brendan Smith during Dáil proceedings this week.

Deputy Smith described the Bill as "appalling legislation" and pointed to how it should be binned in its entirety.

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Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, he said the Bill absolves those responsible for conflict-related murders and other deplorable crimes "of such evil and vile deeds".

He said that to "add insult to injury" it's coming forth under the guise of reconciliation.

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he remains hopeful of speaking to the British Prime Minister next week at the European Political Community meeting in Granada about the matter.

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He added that the Legacy Bill "is not the right approach" and believes it will be struck down, if not in the UK Supreme Court, then in the European Court of Human Rights.

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