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Monaghan Councillors condemn Troubles amnesty plans

May 17, 2021 14:05 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan Councillors condemn Troubles amnesty plans Monaghan Councillors condemn Troubles amnesty plans
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The issue was discussed at today's County Council meeting.

Councillors in Monaghan have condemned plans to introduce an around deaths during The Troubles.

The British Government was reported to be planning to introduce the measure before it was widely condemned.

Councillors noted it was fitting that the motion was being discussed at Council today, the 47th anniversary of the Monaghan and Dublin bombings.

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Fianna Fáil's Seamus Coyle brought the motion under urgent business and condemned the British Government, saying it was trying to protect itself from its wrongdoings.

Sinn Féin's Brian McKenna said there was wrong doing committed on all sides during The Troubles, while Fine Gael's Seán Gilliland said those who had committed murder should be held accountable.

The motion won unanimous backing of all Councillors at today's meeting.

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It will now be be forwarded to all Oireachtas members for Cavan-Monaghan, the Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs, calling on them "to ensure that this proposal by the British Government is scrapped immediately".

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