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Drew Harris Should Divulge All Information He has on the Glenanne Gang

Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín, and Aontú Cllr for Mid Ulster Denise Mullen, have called on Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to explain and clarify his role and knowledge of the actions of the Glenanne Gang, and to explain his decision to thwart a court-ordered inquiry into the murders of the Glenanne Gang. Cllr Denise Mullen’s father was shot dead by the Glenanne gang when she was just 4 years old.

Tóibín & Mullen: “Drew Harris was an officer in the RUC since 1983, and was Deputy Chief Constable of the PSNI from 2014. During that time he would have had access to British intelligence and police intelligence reports regarding the actions of the Glenanne Gang. He has never stated what he knew, what actions did he take, and why he failed to act on what he knew. And, as many Irish people will have no doubt seen, he was a member of the PSNI leadership that thwarted a court-ordered inquiry into the murders of the Glenanne Gang and British collusion”.

“The public have a right to know. The victims and survivors of British collusion deserve and have the right to know. This underscores the importance of a meeting between survivors and an Taoiseach. Three Taoisigh have snubbed formal requests that we have made to meet the survivors. The Good Friday Agreement commits all parties to addressing the legacy of the conflict. Central to that legacy is the plight of survivors, and central to that is Drew Harris revealing either in public or to survivors what he knew and why he acted the way he did.”

By Aontú Press | 22 September, 2020

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