Gerry Adams in Disappeared appeal

Published Tuesday, 07 August 2012
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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has appealed for information about the remains of people killed and secretly buried by the IRA.

Gerry Adams in Disappeared appeal
The Sinn Féin president said those with information should come forward. (© UTV)

Mr Adams said he recently met the Commission for the Location of Victims Remains.

"In recent years the remains of nine people have been recovered by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains, An Garda Siochana and the experts and staff who have been brought in to assist in this work," he said.

"The remains of seven victims have still to be recovered.

"It is vitally important that those charged with this difficult task have all the information possible to make their efforts a success."

Mr Adams, who has previously rejected claims of involvement in the disappearances, said the onus is on anyone with information to come forward to authorities.

He continued: "If there is any other information available which might help I am appealing again for those with it to now bring it forward.

"I want to commend and support all the families who have suffered a grievous injustice and who have campaigned with dignity for many years to locate the remains of their loved ones.

"I also want to acknowledge once again the grave injustice inflicted upon these families and to express my deep regret about this.

"I want to thank everyone who has worked to help the families. They deserve our full support. The suffering of all of these families have gone on too long.

"They have a fundamental right to bury their loved ones and there is an onus on everyone to help bring this about."

© UTV News
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5 Comments
Renard in Lisburn wrote (862 days ago):
Hypocrite! Why not reconvene a 'Special' IRA Army Council meeting, where they can all have a brain storming session. The IRA captured, interrorgated, murdered and secretly buried these people, all on the instructions of Senior IRA Member. The families involved have suffered an injustice because of the IRA's actions and dirty deeds. No one elses. For the likes of Adams and McGuinness to now say that such atrocities committed by their organisation over the years were unjustified and 'wrong' is laughable, at the time they justified their killings and bombings and offered no apology. If it is wrong now for republicans to use the bomb and bullet, then it was wrong way back then. UNBELIEVABLE
gangles in Belfast wrote (863 days ago):
Is he serious or has he actually managed to brainwash himself. This man's hypocrisy truly knows no bounds and we continue to be fools to accept it.
Peter in Belfast wrote (863 days ago):
Good stuff Gerry
dave in northern ireland wrote (863 days ago):
the brass neck of this man is truly incredible, he makes these statements and expects people to think he actually gives a damn.i feel i have wasted a minute of my life even commenting on this story.
Rob in Belfast wrote (863 days ago):
Gerry and Marty must be aiming for Knighthoods , Would you buy a used car from either of them even,
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