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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 […]

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McKevitt Calls for Greater Sensitivity Around the Past

SDLP councillor Karen McKevitt has called on public representatives to show greater sensitivity when talking about incidents from the North’s troubled past. She was speaking after a Tweet from Alliance councillor Michael Long made a dismissive reference to Bloody Friday, where nine people were killed and over 100 injured in IRA bombings in Belfast in […]

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Kelly Calls for Greater Sensitivity Around the Past

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has called on public representatives to show greater sensitivity when talking about incidents from the North’s troubled past. She was speaking after a Tweet from Alliance councillor Michael Long made a dismissive reference to Bloody Friday, where nine people were killed and over 100 injured in IRA bombings in […]

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Police Apologise Following Ombudsman Report into Collusion

Following the publication of the Police Ombudsman report into collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries a PSNI spokesperson has apologised for the suffering felt by victims in what has been described as “collusive behaviours” between police and the UDA/UFF. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Roberts said: “It is important to say that, first and […]

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SDLP Raises Serious Concerns About Patterns of Police Behaviour Following Ombudsman Report

SDLP representatives have raised serious concerns about patterns of police behaviour which obstructed justice and prevented effective investigations into sectarian murders following the publication of a Police Ombudsman report into police handling of loyalist paramilitary murders in South Belfast. Policing Board Member Dolores Kelly MLA said that the report, which includes an investigation of the […]

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Aontú Call for All Ireland Investigation into British State Collusion after Operation Achilles Report

Speaking on the publication of the Police Ombudsman’s Report, Aontú Deputy Leader & Candidate for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, Cllr Denise Mullen, has welcomed the report’s findings and states that this is more evidence of the inescapable fact of collusion between the British State and Loyalist paramilitaries to murder innocent people. Cllr Mullen: “The 344-page report by […]

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Police Ombudsman Report Identifies Collusion Between RUC and Loyalist Paramilitaries During the Troubles

The Police Ombudsman has today (Tuesday 8 February 2022) issued a public statement which identifies significant investigative and intelligence failures and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to a series of murders and attempted murders by the UDA/UFF in south Belfast in the 1990s. The 344-page report considers police actions in relation to eight loyalist […]