Marshalled List of Amendments - 17 September 2012

13 September 2012

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 6:  Order Paper 84/11-15 – 17 September 2012

Motion: Apology from the Republic of Ireland

That this Assembly welcomes the improved relations with the Republic of Ireland; further welcomes the success of the visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Republic of Ireland in 2011; notes with concern the recent evidence given to the Smithwick Tribunal regarding a lack of support for the investigation of terrorist suspects; believes that relations would improve further if the current Government of the Republic of Ireland were to address the role played by the Irish Government of the day in the emergence of the Provisional IRA and the roles of past Governments regarding the pursuit of terrorists; and calls on the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland to issue an apology.

[Mr G Campbell]
[Mr S Anderson]
[Mr S Moutray]
[Mr M Storey]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: After ‘2011;’ insert:

“notes the apologies from the United Kingdom Government in relation to the Bloody Sunday and Claudy bombing events; further”

[Mr T Elliott]
[Mr M Nesbitt]
[Mr D Kennedy]

Amendment 2

Proposed: At end insert:

“; and reiterates its call for the Secretary of State alongside her counterparts in the Irish Government to convene talks between all the political parties to reach agreement on a process to comprehensively deal with the past.”

[Mr S Dickson]
[Mr C Lyttle]
[Mrs J Cochrane]

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