Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness said today that, to be effective, any inquiry into the abuse of children at the Kincora Boys Home in the 1970s needs to be international and fully independent.
The Deputy First Minister said that the British state is unwilling and incapable of investigating its own agents and intelligence services.
“There have been a number of scandals around the activities of the British intelligence services in Ireland, including the murder of human rights solicitor Pat Finucane and collusion in the killings of hundreds of nationalists.
“The British government has spent decades trying to cover up the activities of its intelligence services in Ireland.
“The British state is clearly incapable of investigating itself.
“Therefore, to be effective, any inquiry into the abuse of children at the Kincora Boys Home during the 1980s needs to be international, independent and have the powers to sub poena witnesses and access documents.”