Irish Republican News · January 12, 2007
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[Irish Republican News]
Few answers in meeting over killings

A meeting with a British government minster has been a let-down for the families of the victims of a unionist paramilitary gun attack in a County Down pub in 1994.

Barney Green, Dan McCreanor, Adrian Rogan, Eamon Byrne, Malcolm Jenkinson and Patsy O’Hare were killed when two gunmen burst into the Heights Bar in Loughinisland as patrons watched a World Cup match.

From 1994 to 2004 there were little or no information or updates from the RUC into the investigation and despite strong forensic leads and intelligence, no-one has even been charged with the atrocity.

Last year, the families said they had been “fobbed-off” by the original police investigation into the atrocity.

Sinn Féin assembly member Caitriona Ruane, who accompanied the families to the meeting with Paul Goggins, said: “I have to say that today’s meeting while cordial and businesslike provided few answers for the families.

“The British minister instead of providing answers which he undoubtedly could have, choose to hide behind the excuse of PSNI operational reasons when dealing with specific questions from the relatives.”

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