Friday, 25 January 2013

NUJ says it will continue to campaign for the killers of Martin O'Hagan to be brought to justice

The NUJ says it is "gravely disappointed" that the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland has said there will be no prosecution over the murder of Sunday World journalist Martin O'Hagan (pictured), who was shot dead in Lurgan in 2001.

Irish NUJ secretary Seamus Dooley said: “This union does not accept that the State can walk away from this case. The murder of Martin O'Hagan was an outrageous act of violence which cannot go unpunished.

"We will continue to campaign for a full investigation leading to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of our friend and colleague.

"Martin's family, friends and colleagues remain determined to see justice done in this case".

The DPP, Barra McGrory QC,  was quoted as saying the decision was made after careful consideration of "available evidence".

Sunday World northern editor Jim McDowell told BBC News he was angry and annoyed at the announcement.

"Myself and the staff have worked hard since that black Friday in September 2001 to try to get justice for Martin O'Hagan. It now seems, that old adage, while there there may be law in this country, where is the justice?"
  • Pic: PA

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