Meetings in Dublin  with Taoiseach and separately with the cross- party group of Irish politicians.

Posted By: February 01, 2022


Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus

Meetings in Dublin with Taoiseach and separately with the cross-party group of Irish politicians.
By Raymond McCord on behalf of the Truth and Justice Movement.

This Thursday,  3rd February,  Raymond McCord, Kate Nash, Cathy Mcilvenny and Michael Gallagher— from our cross community victims group The Truth and Justice Movement—will  arrive in Dublin to meet the Taoiseach in Government Buildings and a cross -party group of Irish politicians including the Chair of the Irish Senate Senator Mark Daly in Leinster House.
 Our focus is the British government’s shameful amnesty proposals. We have gotten the support of every major party ( except the Tories) in Ireland and the UK in rejecting the proposals. Thirty-six members of Congress in Washington have also rejected the proposals and we welcome their support.
 Boris Johnson and Brandon Lewis falsely claim the proposals  of giving amnesties to murderers will help reconciliation. Well, let’s make this crystal clear: We dont need to be reconciled as we were never enemies and we come to Dublin as ONE, with two members from the Unionist community and two from the Nationalist community who are long time friends supporting each other, as many other victims do.
 The politicians north and south of The Border have been very supportive of our aim of abolishing the proposals and if our meeting with the Taoiseach is as successful as our recent meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney it will be another nail in the coffin of the amnesty proposals. We do not need to convince the Taoiseach these amnesty proposals are wrong, he knows that himself. Both meetings are very important and we thank the politicians and the Taoiseach for meeting us, especially after listening to the Taoiseach’s words clearly rejecting the proposals at the Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary event. 
Our group comes from both communities but in reality, we come from only one community, “The Truth and Justice” community. Not one victim believes these “hide the truth” proposals are for their benefit, they are simply to cover up elements of the British government’s security forces, agencies, and agents’ involvement in countless murders. These  proposals which would deny justice to thousands must be stopped to ensure that no one is above the law irrespective if they do or don’t wear a uniform.”