Martin rules out historical inquiry into 1922 assassination of Collins
But Taoiseach says the slain leader will be commemorated as a ‘statesman’ on 100th anniversary of his death next August
Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, has promised that the state will commemorate Michael Collins as a “statesman” and an “outstanding leader” on the 100th anniversary of his death next year.
However, he has ruled out any historical inquiry into the much-debated question of who actually shot Collins in an ambush in Beál na mBláth in west Cork on August 22, 1922.
Martin said that the government had agreed...
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