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Aontú Raise Noah Donohue Case with Taoiseach in the Dáil

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD and Aontú Candidate for East Derry, Gemma Brolly,

worked to raise the murder of Noah Donohue with the Taoiseach in the Dáil today, and the

PSNI attempts to withhold files from the public.


Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Tóibín stated: “Noah Donohue was a bright happy 14

year old, boy with a loving mother. He went missing on the 21st of June, 2020. Shockingly

and tragically he was found dead in a storm drain in Belfast some days later. Since that time,

his family has had no answers about the circumstances surrounding his death. The PSNI have

actively sought to withhold information surrounding his death and have instead put more

effort into questioning and potentially prosecuting his mother for holding a memorial walk.

The PSNI seek a Public Interest Immunity certificate. These certificates have traditionally

been used by the authorities to protect the identity of informants in Paramilitaries. Over

280,000 people signed a petition collected by Noah’s Mam, Fiona, calling on the files to be

released. Taoiseach will you bring pressure on the Northern Secretary to ensure the release of

these files, and get justice for Noah?”


Gemma Brolly: “How can the PSNI talk about confidence in policing, when a mother cannot

even get information about the murder of her 14 year old son, nearly three years after the

fact? It is time to release the files, and get justice for Noah. His mother, his family, his loved

ones, should not have to fight the police for answers. The PSNI is using a legal mechanism

traditionally used to defend paramilitary informants, which of course raises huge concerns

and questions over its application to Noah’s case”



The Taoiseach told the Aontú leader that he would look into the matter.

By Aontú Press | 9 March, 2022

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