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.