Last evening a motion proposed by cllr Francis Timmons at South Dublin County Council November meeting received unanimous support. The motion was as follows
"That this Council supports the calls for the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Britain to investigate the case of the Craigavon 2 (Brendan McConville and John Paul Wotton) as a miscarriage of justice in the hope that they will send the case back to the British courts for a fresh appeal. This Council acknowledges that the case of the Craigavon 2 requires significant re-examination due to concerns about how the convictions were achieved. This Council also calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD to bring this issue to the attention of his British government as a matter of urgency."