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British government must release funding for legacy inquests - McCann

25 July, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has said the British government must release funding for inquests into conflict-related deaths. 

Speaking after joining the Ballymurphy Massacre families at Stormont this morning, Ms McCann said; 

"I and other Sinn Féin representatives joined the Ballymurphy families at Stormont today ahead of the visit by British Prime Minster Theresa May. 

"It is important that Theresa May recognises the responsibility of her government to deal with the legacy of the past. 

"At today's meetings Martin McGuinness will be raising the need for Theresa May and the British government to release funds for inquests into conflict-related inquests, in line with the proposal from the Lord Chief Justice. 

"The British government cannot keep denying truth to grieving families, some of whom have been waiting for more than 40 years. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the Ballymurphy families in their campaign for truth."

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