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UUP MLAs Appeal for Information on Recent ‘Disappeared’

In wake of the reaction to the showing of the BBC/RTE programme “Disappeared” on the IRA abduction, killing and secret burial of some of their victims, Ulster Unionist party MLAs Roy Beggs (East Antrim) and Leslie Cree (North Down) have repeated previous calls for information about the whereabouts of Mark Gourley and Lisa Dorrian in their constituencies.  These separate missing person incidents have been widely linked to loyalist paramilitaries. In September Police in Carrickfergus launched a murder enquiry into the disappearance of Mark Gourley who went missing in March 2009.  Lisa Dorrian has not been seen since February 2005 when she had been at a party in a caravan park in Ballyhalbert, North Down. “Anyone who has watched the programme on the Disappeared cannot fail to have been moved and upset by the dreadful callousness of the republican terrorists who carried out these acts” said Mr Beggs. “However it strikes … Continue reading

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Beggs Says Raze the Maze

Ulster Unionist Patty MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has voiced his support for a petition calling for the prison buildings at the Maze Prison site to be de-listed and demolished and for the “Conflict Transformation Centre” to be relocated. The Ulster Unionist Party, TUV and UKIP have launched the petition. In a joint statement, issued by Mike Nesbitt MLA, Tom Elliott MLA, Jim Allister MLA and David McNarry MLA, they say: “We call upon Sinn Fein and the DUP to put an immediate halt to the project which sites a ‘Conflict Transformation Centre’ at the Maze. We also call upon Sinn Fein and the DUP to de-list and demolish the prison buildings. “Over the course of a number of months we met and listened to innocent victims groups right across Northern Ireland. It is clear that there is significant opposition within these groups, the RUC George Cross Association, the Prison Officers … Continue reading

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