Leitrim council Cathaoirleach says there can be no amnesties for Bloody Sunday perpetrators

The Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council says there can be no amnesties for those involved in the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry fifty years ago.

Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy O Rourke was speaking after attending the 50th anniversary commemoration of the atrocity in Derry yesterday.

In 2010 a public inquiry exonerated those killed and injured and the then British prime minister, David Cameron, public apologised, calling the killings ‘unjustified and unjustifiable.’

After attending yesterday’s commemorations, Cllr O Rourke said the next battle is dealing with those who perpetrated the atrocity.

Cllr O Rourke also shared his own 50-year old memories of Bloody Sunday, as well as recalling the reaction of a neighbour in Leitrim, the British aristocrat Lord Kilbracken, who has been decorated for his service in the navy and air force.