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“Today a great wrong has been corrected” says Minister Micheál Martin

Speaking following the publication of the Saville report, Minister Martin said:

“Our thoughts today are with the people of Derry, the family, friends and relatives of those killed and those injured. Their perseverance, determination and dedication in the search for the truth has been rewarded today with the clear and unequivocal conclusions of the Saville Inquiry that what happened in Derry on 30 January 1972 was both unjustified and unjustifiable.

Today, a great wrong has been corrected and the families have rightly proclaimed the innocence of their loved ones. While we will need to examine the full detail of the report, its principal findings and today’s statement from Prime Minister Cameron, including a clearly stated apology, together underline that we have all turned an important page.

Now, like the people of Derry, all of us of this island must continue our collective effort to build a shared and better future.”