Miami Showband relatives encouraged by meeting with Taoiseach

Relatives of those that died in the 1975 Miami Showband massacre said this afternoon they were greatly encouraged by the intentions of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on their case.

A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee, published yesterday, said that British security forces colluded with Loyalist terrorists in the massacre.

Three members of the band were shot dead by a UVF gang at a checkpoint outside Newry after driving home from a dance in Banbridge 31 years ago.

Speaking today after a meeting with the Taoiseach, massacre survivor Steven Travers said Mr Ahern had indicated that he would do all he could to get answers from Tony Blair:

“He asked us to clarify what it was that we wanted and he's going to endeavour to get all the answers that we've been looking for for 30 years,” Mr Travers said.


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