'We're sorry' Sinn Fein apologises for IRA murder of Prince Philip's uncle 40 years on


The Sinn Fein has apologised for the IRA’s murder of Prince Philip’s uncle Lord Mountbatten in 1979. The party’s leader Mary Lou McDonald told Times Radio this morning that the murder of Prince Philip’s uncle Lord Mountbatten and his 14-year-old grandson was “heartbreaking”. This marks a huge turn in the Sinn Fein’s approach to the murder since Gerry Adams always refused to apologise for the murder. 

Ms McDonald told Times Radio: “I’m sorry that happened. It was heartbreaking.” 

This comes following the funeral of Prince Philip in St George’s Chapel on Saturday,

Tom Newton Dunn, who interviewed the Sinn Fein leader, tweeted: “The IRA have apologised for the civilian deaths it caused during the Troubles, but that didn’t include Mountbatten.

“It have always claimed he was a legitimate target.”

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