President criticises claims against museum

Tuesday 22 January 2008 11.31
Mary McAleese - Wisenthal's name diminished
Mary McAleese - Wisenthal's name diminished

President Mary McAleese has strongly criticised the Simon Wiesenthal Center for allegations it made linking the Hunt family and their Limerick museum with the Nazi party in Germany.

The allegations have since been examined, and no supporting evidence was found.

Speaking in Limerick today, the President said the centre had diminished the name of Wiesenthal, who dedicated his life to tracking down Nazis.