Tuesday, 7 November 2006
Leaders' Questions (Resumed).
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
Does the Taoiseach not agree that we no longer have mounting evidence but a mountain of evidence of the extent of the collusion that took place? Does he not agree that the report now presented, which covers 74 murders, including the Dublin-Monaghan bombings, amounts to a further statement of the need for a full international public inquiry? Will the Taoiseach now act? The responsibility for action is primarily his, specifically on the Dublin-Monaghan bombings but also on the other points of investigation by both Mr. Justice Hamilton and Mr. Justice Barron.
This further report, by an independent international panel, is further evidence and must spur action on the Taoiseach's part. It cannot be left to Justice for the Forgotten to be a lone voice on this matter. It is tragic that such an important issue, involving the single greatest loss of life throughout the Troubles, has not interested even one member of the media to stay for this, the third leader's question this afternoon.