Motion: Police Ombudsman’s Report into the Killing of Councillor Patsy Kelly

Council - 3rd October 2017

To consider the following motion to which due notice has been given:

‘This council welcomes the recent report from the Police Ombudsman that his office continues to investigate with all vigour the failure of the RUC and the PSNI to bring to justice the killers of Councillor Patsy Kelly near Trillick in 1974.

The council notes with particular concern the Ombudsman’s revelation of potential local links between the killers of Councillor Kelly and members of the notorious Glenanne gang that included serving members of both the Ulster Defence Regiment of the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary and was responsible for the murders of many innocent Catholics throughout the North.

The council calls on anyone who may have information concerning the murder of Councillor Kelly to forthwith disclose it to the Police Ombudsman’.

Proposed by: Councillor Campbell, seconded by Councillor F Donnelly and supported by Councillors Clarke, S Donnelly, Fitzgerald, McCann and McColgan.