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Seanad hears tribute to Eddie Fullerton 22.02.08

TRIBUTES to murdered Buncrana councillor Eddie Fullerton were paid this week in the Seanad.
Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty paid the tributes as he welcomed a Government commitment to provide time for an all-party debate on collusion.
Meanwhile, Eddie Fullerton's daughter Amanda, who spearheads the Eddie Fullerton Justice Committee was scheduled to meet with the Assistant Garda Commissioner today to further the EFJC case for her slain father.
The late Eddie Fullerton. Senator Doherty told the House: "As a Donegal representative, I want to make special mention of the murder of Donegal Sinn Féin County Councillor Eddie Fullerton in his home in Buncrana in May 1991.
"I was too young to know Eddie personally. Some older members of the House here may have known him as he was a very popular elected
representative not only in his own county but throughout the country. He was an exemplary republican and leader of his community.
“Eddie was killed in this jurisdiction at the height of the campaign of collusion orchestrated by the British state forces in the North. The Garda investigation – if it could be called an investigation – was totally inadequate and the State here has as many questions to answer about the murder as the British state."
The Donegal senator once again backed the Eddie Fullerton Justice Committee (EFJC) cal for an independent public inquiry into the murder.
"The Fullerton family has been campaigning for an independent public inquiry into Eddie’s murder. They received the unanimous backing of Donegal County Council for that call in 2005," said Senator Doherty.
"In November 2006, the family finally met the Taoiseach, after many requests from them to do so. However, an inquiry has not so far been announced. I urge the Government to establish such an inquiry without further delay and call on all Senators to support such a demand," he added.
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