West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Fitzgerald presses Flanagan on Crowley Report publication

Published: 5 March, 2019

Sinn Féin Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has written to Dublin Government Justice and Equality Minister Charlie Flanagan requesting he release the Crowley report into the murder of Aidan McAnespie. Following a ruling this week in the British Supreme Court Charlie Flanagan said he supported a public enquiry into the death of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. Speaking on the issue Cllr Fitzgerald, a first cousin of Aidan McAnespie, said: "I fully support Minister Flanagan's call for a public enquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane. "However, Minister Flanagan is withholding the publication of the Crowley report into the murder of Aidan McAnespie, which would help the family in our quest for truth and justice. "Every family who has lost a loved one is entitled to truth and justice. "However, the Crowley report, has yet to see the light of day, even by the McAnespie family and remains under lock and key at the behest of Charlie Flanagan. "This, despite repeated calls from various groups and organisations for its publication. "In the past month Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, and the GAA backed this call. "I have written to Minister Flanagan and called on him to release the Crowley report and help shed further light on the events surrounding the murder of Aidan McAnespie in February 1988."CRÍOCH