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Kennedy to press Irish government into disclosing Kingsmills files

Following fresh calls from the First Minisister, Danny Kennedy MLA has said he too will press the Irish government to disclose files relating to the Kingsmills Massacre.

Peter Robinson, accompanied by Nigel Dodds MP and Arlene Foster MLA, met with the Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan last night.

And now Mr Kennedy, who has continued to work closely with the victim’s families, said: “I will be pressing the case with the Republic’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD.

“I will be making it very clear that the ‘outstanding issues’ that have been cited as the reason for delay must be resolved, the information must be made available to the Coroner and the deadline for the next hearing of the 30th June must not be missed.

“It is vital that the commitments given by the Taoiseach during his recent visit to Bessbrook at my invitation are honoured in full.

“After nearly forty years of frustration it is the least the families and sole survivor Alan Black can expect.

“It would be totally unacceptable if the hopes and expectations of the families that were raised following the commitment given in Bessbrook were to be dashed.

“Senior politicians need to remember that they cannot play fast and loose with the emotions of victims.”

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