MP names Derry man under privilege

A DUP MP has used parliamentary privilege to name a Derry man who he believes was responsible for the murder of a part-time UDR man in 1982.

Jim Shannon asked why Gerry McMonagle, who is a Sinn Féin councillor in Letterkenny, did not stand trial.

Colr. McMonagle left Derry in 1982 and went ‘on the run’ following an IRA gun attack on UDR man Hugh ‘Lexie’ Cummings in Artigarvan.

Mr Shannon said; “Why did William Gerard McMonagle not stand trial for the murder of Lexie Cummings? How was Willam Gerard McMonagle allowed to travel across the border to safety and freedom and begin a new life which would lead him to today being the Mayor of Letterkenny?”

“There are too many questions that HET are due to scope and resources could not answer but which the family deserved an answer to,” he said.