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This 3:49 minute video documentary by Peter Kearney aims to tell the story of the conviction of Brendan McConville through the words of his parents Willie and Eileen. McConville was convicted on 30 March 2012, for the murder of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll on 9 March 2009. He was arrested and held in prison since 10 March 2009. A group calling itself “The Continuity IRA” claimed responsibility.

McConville was convicted along with John Paul Wootton by a non-jury trial and they remain in prison to this day, despite their claims and the claims of campaigners (Justice for the Craigavon Two – JFTC2) that it was a miscarriage of justice. Campaigners know McConville and Wootton as “The Craigavon Two”.

While a 15-minute documentary is currently being produced and due for release in mid August 2016, this short documentary tells the story from the point of view of Brendan’s parents, Willie and Eileen.

Read more about the Craigavon Two and the documentary here.

Dáil Issues, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Oral Questions, Prisoners

Features, Justice, Prisoners

Mick Wallace, an independent, democratically elected public representative in Ireland’s first house of Parliament, has been arrested and will be brought to Limerick Prison. The reason for his arrest was his attempt, along with Clare Daly TD, to inspect US military planes at Shannon. As his actions were undertaken entirely in the pursuit of peace, Shannonwatch calls for his immediate release.
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Dáil Debates, Human Rights, Justice, Prisoners, Topical Questions