The PSNI police has apologised for providing false information
on the death of Michael O'Hare, which was described as sectarian
in the report of the International Monitoring Commission earlier
The International Monitoring Commission have also acknowledged that their first report contained wrong information regarding the murder, it has emerged.
Michael O'Hare was killed in a house fire in Bangor in March
In April this year Mr O'Hare surprisingly appeared in the IMC's
report as a victim of paramilitary activity.
The International Monitoring Commission initially refused to comment amid mounting demands for
answers as to why Mr O'Hare's name appear in its first dossier.
It maintained this front despite the fact that it was
acknowledged that man who pleaded guilty to the killing had no
The International Monitoring Commission, seen by nationalists as a simple front for the British
government and its forces, was again challenged over its report.
Sinn Fein Assembly member Gerry Kelly said that at the time the
International Monitoring Commission Report was published Sinn Fein denounced its contents and
exposed a series of inaccurate sections. Other political parties
accepted it as gospel. Now the PSNI and IMC have themselves
acknowledged the report was based on inaccurate information.
"The fact is the International Monitoring Commission has no credibility and this news further exposes this unrepresentative British securocrat tool. Those who jumped up and down and were quick to try and use the shoddy International Monitoring Commission Report as a basis to attack Sinn Fein should reflect long and hard on their reaction given the gradual exposure of the report as lies.
"The International Monitoring Commission has no positive role to play. It operates outside the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and it is little more than a mechanism to be used to exclude the largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, from the process."