Step Inn relatives call for inquiry

Published Thursday, 12 June 2014
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The families of two people murdered in a UVF bombing in Keady, Co Armagh almost 40 years ago are calling for a public inquiry.

Step Inn relatives call for inquiry
Step Inn relatives who were at a preliminary hearing on Thursday. (© Presseye)

Elizabeth McDonald and Gerard McGleenan died when a bomb exploded at the Step Inn in August 1976.

A HET report ruled the RUC could have prevented the bombing.

Lethal Allies, a book published recently, has claimed it was one of a number of loyalist murders where state collusion had a part to play.

The families believe a loyalist group known as the Glenanne gang - was behind the bomb attack and is linked to over 100 other murders in the area during the 70s.

During a preliminary inquest hearing the family urged the coroner to recommend a public inquiry.

Malachy McDonald, Mrs McDonald's widower, said outside the court that some progress had been made.

"The powers that be should be ashamed of themselves. They kept silent, they said nothing they knew and they could have prevented all of this, but they didn't do it."

© UTV News
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D in belfast wrote (227 days ago):
Surely it's time there is a complete list of all the killings the security forces and the police were involved in or they purposely failed to prevent is compiled and published so the truth is known and we can get to a time were we can all move on.. all the victims want is the truth so a line can be drawn!
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