Sinn Fein apologies for IRA's 1979 assassination of Prince Philip's uncle Louis Mountbatten
Added 04-18-21 03:36:02pm EST - “Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979 when the IRA blew up his yacht while he was holidaying with family in Ireland. His 14-year-old grandson and the boatman, 15, were also killed in the blast.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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The leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein party has today apologised for the 1979 IRA assassination of Prince Philip's uncle Louis Mountbatten.
The IRA, of which Sinn Fein was once the political wing, killed Philip's uncle and mentor to Prince Charles as part of the decades-long conflict waged between Irish republicans and those who wanted Northern Ireland to remain in British hands.
Mary Lou McDonald, now leader of the party, said today that the bomb attack which killed Lord Mountbatten as he holidayed with his family at Classiebawn Castle was 'heartbreaking' and she is 'sorry it happened'.
Her comments came the day after Prince Philip was laid to rest at St George's Chapel in Windsor in front of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, after his death at the age of 99.
The leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein party - once the political wing of the IRA - has apologised for the 1979 assassination of Lord Mountbatten, Prince Philip's uncle (pictured together in 1965)
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