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Commemoration held for IRA man killed by loyalist paramilitaries

Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of IRA man Gerard Casey. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of IRA man Gerard Casey. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2019 Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of Republican Gerard Casey who was shot dead at his home in the town in 1989 by loyalist paramilitaries. The family have long stated there was collusion with the security forces. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

A commemoration was held in Co Antrim on Sunday for IRA man Gerard Casey.

He was shot dead in his Rasharkin home by members of the UDA on April 4 1989.

A number of Sinn Fein representatives attended the parade and commemoration event.

The main speaker at the event was Sinn Fein's West Belfast MLA Alex Maskey.

On Thursday night a vigil was held in the area to mark the 30th anniversary of Mr Casey's death.

Speaking at the event Sinn Fein MLA Phillip McGuigan said that there had been state collusion in the murder.

In 2010 Attorney General John Larkin ordered a new inquest into Mr Casey's death.

“Gerard’s family have been resolute in their determination to get answers," Mr McGuigan said at the vigil.   

"His death is currently part of a wider investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s office. It is important that this and the long awaited coroners inquest achieves the truth the family deserve.”

Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of IRA man Gerard Casey. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Parade in Rasharkin, Co. Antrim, to commemorate the murder of IRA man Gerard Casey. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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