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Today is ‘groundhog day’ for families seeking truth and justice - Dillon

8 November, 2018 - by Linda Dillon


Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon said today is ‘groundhog day’ for families seeking truth and justice as it marks eight months since a landmark court ruling that the DUP leader acted unlawfully in blocking legacy funding. 

The party’s Victim’s spokesperson was commenting after joining ‘Time For Truth’ and families at a protest outside Stormont. 

Linda Dillon said:

“Today marks eight months from Justice Girvan ruling that Arlene Foster acted unlawfully in blocking funding for the Lord Chief Justice’s plan to clear the backlog of legacy inquests. 

“I joined families and the Time for Truth campaign group at Stormont today to support their campaign for truth and justice for their loved ones.

“For those families, today is groundhog day as once again they are forced to come here to protest despite some waiting nearly half a century for the basic right to an inquest. 

“The British government are dragging dragging their heels in releasing this funding. 

“The Department of Finance and now the British government have the business case to allow the Lord Chief Justice’s plan to go ahead, this must happen with no further delays. 

“Karen Bradley must release the legacy funding and implement the mechanisms agreed at Stormont House to allow the Lord Chief Justice to carry out his work for families to get the truth of what happened to their loved ones.”

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