In the second day of the civil case being brought by a man injured by the British army in Coalisland in 1992 when four other men were killed, a British army eye witness has been cross examined over apparent inconsistencies.
The families of Kevin Barry O’Donnell, Peter Clancy, Patrick Vincent and Seán O’Farrell who were killed are still awaiting an inquest into the deaths of their loved ones. Their battle for information and disclosure from the very agencies involved in the deaths and in the subsequent investigation has been legally and emotionally trying to say the least.
This week’s civil case is an unusual and brave step by a person injured. It is providing relevant and pertinent diclosure on why this case must immediately move to full inquest ad full disclosure be made to the families bereaved.