The Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure has welcomed the decision this morning not to proceed with a case centred on the disclosure of files relating to decades-old killings.
The Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, whose Department is responsible for the Public Records Office (PRONI) said: “I am pleased for the families concerned that the uncertainty regarding the release of these files has been resolved.
"As Minister I am Keeper of the Records and have specific responsibilities in law which I intend to take forward properly and appropriately. "I want to disclose as much information as is possible to families about the circumstances of their family member’s death.
" In future I will continue to consider this issue on a case by case basis and I am committed to consulting the appropriate organisations so I can take account of any views they want to offer about disclosure.”