Fermanagh family will fight on after Legacy Act blow

THE family of Michael Leonard, who was killed by by the RUC over 50 years ago, has said their ‘fight for truth and justice will continue’ after Britian’s Legacy Act has denied them their right for justice. On Wednesday (May 1), the Attorney General ordered that an inquest should take place into the death of the […]

Files show authorities lied about Michael Leonard death

ARCHIVES uncovered by a victims’ charity have revealed the British authorities lied to the Irish government regarding information about the killing of local man Michael Leonard. The 24-year-old Pettigo man was shot in the back and killed by the RUC while crossing the border at Brookhill, Letter, Fermanagh in May, 1973. His family, including his cousin […]

Demand for justice on Michael Leonard killing

A HUMAN rights activist has demanded that justice be given to the family of Michael Leonard 50 years after his killing by the RUC. Pettigo man Mr Leonard was shot by the RUC around 200 metres from the Donegal border at Letter on May 17, 1973. He had been a disqualified driver at the time. Afterwards […]

Council calls on new inquest into killing of Michael Leonard

THE family of the late Michael Leonard who was shot dead by members of the RUC on May 17, 1973, have welcomed support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council after a motion was passed for a new inquest to be held into the killing of the 24-year-old. Cllr Siobhán Currie who initially brought the motion […]