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Community Crime Government Legacy Westminster

PPS Soldier F Decision Welcomed

Social Democratic and Labour Party Leader Colum Eastwood MP has welcomed a decision by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS} to recommence the prosecution of Soldier F.   Soldier F is accused of murdering William McKinney and James Wray and the attempted murders of Joe Mahon, Joe Friel, Michael Quinn and Patrick O’Donnell on Bloody Sunday […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Legacy Louth

Ó Murchú Attends “Time for Truth” Rally

The family of Dundalk man, Seamus Ludlow, who was killed outside the town in 1976, joined dozens of other families and hundreds of supporters at a Time for Truth rally in Belfast on Sunday. The Ludlow family, who have been campaigning for over 40 years for the truth about his death to be known, were […]

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Community Government Legacy Politics Westminster

Truss Must Bin Legacy Bill of Shame! – Sinn Fein 

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has called on British Prime Minister Liz Truss to bin the flawed Tory legacy ‘bill of shame’ without any further delay.  Speaking at the Time for Truth demonstration in Belfast attended by thousands, the North Belfast MP said:  “The introduction of the Legacy Bill is evidence that the British government […]

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Community Government Legacy Politics Stormont

O’Neill Wrong to Say No Alternative to IRA Violence, says Long

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill was wrong to say there was no alternative to IRA violence during the Troubles, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. Mrs Long said while those in positions of leadership are entitled to their own prospectives, they were “not entitled to their own truth”. “Michelle O’Neill is wrong to […]

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Constituency Council Government Legacy Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

Larkin Praises Poignant Edenappa Commemoration

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has praised the recent commemoration in Edenappa to remember the shooting dead of two young girls, Mary (Minnie) Connolly and Margaret Moore, and the injuring of Mary Moore 100 years ago by the British Army.  The plaque unveiling, held on the 100th anniversary of the killings, took place at the […]

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Community Crime Legacy

Police Appeal for Mother & Baby Institution, Magdalene Laundries and Work House victims to Come Forward

Police launched an investigation into allegations of abuse involving Mother and Baby Institutions, Work Houses and Magdalene Laundries on 6th October 2021. These institutions housed many, including pregnant women and girls from 1922 to 1990 in Northern Ireland, who often felt coerced into giving up their child. Thousands of people are said to have entered these institutions […]

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Government Legacy Politics Stormont Westminster

TUV Savage Legacy Bill

Speaking at a Conference in Brownlow House, Lurgan on the Government’s Legacy Bill, TUV leader Jim Allister described the Bill as a shameless charter for the abandonment of justice and the pursuit of justice. “50 years on from a Conservative Government removing Stormont as a sop to republicans, another such government snatches from the victims […]

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Community Constituency Government Legacy Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Lockhart Joins Ancre Somme Association in Tribute to Murdered MP

Upper Bann Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has commended Ancre Somme Association for their latest commemorative event, held to mark 100 years since the murder by republicans of Sir Henry Wilson MP. An event was held in Brownlow House last week, with a portrait of Sir Henry unveiled by Ancre Somme Association. Speaking at the […]

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Government Legacy Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Legacy Legislation Must be Both Victim and Justice Focused – Beattie

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie MC MLA has met with the NIO to discuss the Government’s new proposals aimed at dealing with Legacy matters, and told them that the legislation must be both victim and justice focused. Doug Beattie said: “Today I met with NIO representatives and received a briefing on the Northern Ireland […]

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Community Crime Government Legacy Stormont

Public Apology to Victims and Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse

Ministers Michelle McIlveen, Conor Murphy, Nichola Mallon, Robin Swann and Naomi Long have today offered a public apology to victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. Speaking in the Assembly Chamber at Parliament Buildings, the Ministers said: Minister Michelle McIlveen I am here today, together with my Ministerial colleagues, to apologise to you, victims and survivors […]