6 September 2007 Edition
IRA offers apology
The following is the text of a statement supplied to An Phoblacht this week from Óglaigh na hÉireann:
On 3 September 1971 Angela Gallagher, who was 17-months-old, was killed after she was struck by a ricochet when the IRA fired shots at a British army patrol in the Iveagh Drive /Iveagh Street area of Belfast.
The IRA leadership offers its sincere apologies to the family of Angela Gallagher for the pain and heartache that they have suffered as a result of our action
Maraíodh Angela Gallagher, leanbh 17mí, nuair a scaoileadh í ag ricochet ar an 3ú Meán Fómhar 1971 nuair a lámhaigh Óglaigh na hÉireann ar scuad de chuid Arm na Breataine sa cheantar Cabhsa Iveagh - Sraid Iveagh de Bhéal Feirste.
Tá ceannaireacht Óglaigh na hÉireann ag tairscint leithscéalta ón chroí do chlann Angela Gallagher as an bhuairt agus an bhriseadh chroí atá fulaingthe acú mar thoradh gnímh s’againn.