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British government must release funding for legacy inquests - Sheehan

Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan has said the British government must release money to fund legacy inquests. 

Pat Sheehan said: 

"Today the families of the Ballymurphy massacre victims were in court in the latest stage of their long campaign for truth and justice about what happened in 1971. 

"They heard from the coroner that the lack of funding for legacy inquests is holding up progress on dealing with the deaths of their loved ones. 

"The failure of the British government is letting down the Ballymurphy families and others and adding to their pain and suffering. 

"The British government needs to live up to its obligations and provide funding for the proposal put forward by the Lord Chief Justice to deal with legacy inquests."