EMOTIONAL APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON COLUMBA MCVEIGH AND OTHER ‘DISAPPEARED’

17 December 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The brother of one of the ‘disappeared’ has made an impassioned appeal to Sinn Féin politicians on an Oireachtas committee to go to the highest levels of the party to get the information needed to locate the remains and allow for a Christian burial. Oliver McVeigh from Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, brother of Columba McVeigh, made emotional interventions at the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement last Thursday.

He directed his comments (via a video link) to the Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone, Órlflaith Begley, Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Rose Conway Walsh and to the Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey. Cavan Monaghan Deputy Pauline Tully is a member of the committee but was absent. Mr McVeigh described his family’s torment. “We are going through a 46-year wake,” he said. He told the Sinn Féin representatives he had had enough of talk and wanted to see them bring his appeal to the party leader and deputy leader. His sister Dympna Kerr, who lives in England, said she was not interested in getting any apology from Sinn Féin for what they had done to her brother. “The only thing that we….

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