McCARTNEY SISTERS ARE PEOPLE OF YEAR; Women's Battle for Justice Is Praised

The Mirror (London, England), September 19, 2005 | Go to article overview

McCARTNEY SISTERS ARE PEOPLE OF YEAR; Women's Battle for Justice Is Praised


Byline: By JAKE MORRIS

THE McCartney sisters have been named People Of The Year for their courageous fight to bring their brother Robert's killers to justice.

Catherine, Gemma and Paula, along with Robert's fiancee Bridgeen Hagans, were presented with the award at a ceremony hosted by Irish screen legend Gay Byrne in Dublin.

The McCartneys were commended for their courage and dignity in seeking justice for Robert in the face of a campaign of intimidation from terrorists.

The award was presented by Minister for Finance Brian Cowen who said it represented Irish people's support for the women's campaign for justice.

Mr Cowen said people want to live free of fear and intimidation and he hoped it would mark a turning point in helping bring the killers to justice.

Catherine McCartney admitted the campaign had put pressure on the family's lives, but she said it would continue. She said the family had not achieved success yet as Robert's killers are still walking the streets. …

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