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UVF Killer of Father of Aontú Deputy Leader, Cllr Denise Mullen, Found Guilty.

UVF Killer of Father of Aontú Deputy Leader, Cllr Denise Mullen, Found Guilty.





Responding to the Aontú Deputy Leader Denise Mullen’s legal victory over Garfield Beattie

(her father’s killer), Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has expressed solidarity

With Denise and her family on behalf of the Aontú organisation, and emphasised the

continued battle that victims and survivors of the British Military and the Glenanne Gang face.


An Teachta Tóibín: “Today Denise stood up with incredible bravery to the UVF man who

killed her father, and prevailed in Court. This is an incredibly emotional day for Denise.  

Beattie was found guilty of intimidation after sending a death threat to Denise’s home in

October 2020. The threat was signed in the name of the East Tyrone Ulster Volunteer Force

and specifically threatened the peace process”.


“Today is a crucial victory for victims and survivors, but still is only the tip of the iceberg.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Aontú Deputy Leader Denise Mullen. 46 years ago the Glenanne

Gang murdered her father in her family home. Denise, then aged just four, discovered her

father’s lifeless body and was forced to stay beside him for two hours over fears there was a

bomb inside the family home. In October 2020, her father’s killer sent a death threat to

Denise’s home”.


“Denise and her family have shown immense bravery in their tireless work on

behalf of the victims and survivors of the Glenanne Gang, and to ensure that truth and justice

are achieved.”


“A death squad made up of Loyalist terrorists, members of the British Military in Ireland and

RUC officers, murdered over 120 innocents across the North of Ireland.

The Miami Showband Massacre, the sectarian murders of the Reavey and O’Dowd families,

the Dublin and Monaghan bombs, the murder of Denis Mullen – the list goes on”.


“This group with the support of the British state murdered civilians. Yet to this day, there has been

no proper investigation into who is responsible for turning this gang loose upon innocent families.

The victims and survivors deserve justice”.


“I have called upon three Taoisigh to meet with the victims and survivors – but to no avail.

Michéal Martin promised to meet with survivors but no matter how much my office has

followed up, it has not happened. These survivors and victims deserve the full support of the

Irish government in their fight for truth and justice especially at a time when the British Government

Seeks to introduce an amnesty for the perpetrators of these murders”.


“It is inexcusable that they have not received any support from the Irish government at the time of writing.

I call upon the Taoiseach and all political parties in Ireland north and south, to support victims and survivors in

their pursuit of truth.”

By Aontú Press | 11 October, 2021

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