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Sinn Féin welcomes announcement on child abuse inquiry

16 December, 2010 - by Sue Ramsey, Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLAs Martina Anderson (Foyle) and Sue Ramsey (west Belfast) have welcomed this evening’s announcement that the Executive are to begin a process of Inquiry into cases of historical child abuse.

Speaking this evening Martina said;

“The demand for an inquiry has been a longstanding one for victims and survivors of institutional child abuse.

Despite the harrowing nature of their stories I have no doubt that they will welcome this announcement. I would call now for the relevant institutions to play a full, open and honest part in the inquiry process.”

Sue added;

“I welcome this announcement by the Executive and am very conscious of the call that victims and survivors have been making for some considerable time now. Obviously this inquiry must be victim centred and led.

We will continue to engage with victim’s representatives and groups and ensure that their needs remain the focus.” CRÍOCH

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