Statement from Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson
Martina Anderson said:
"I apologise unreservedly for the hurt and offence caused by my tweet to people who suffered serious harm during the conflict here.
"My comments were clumsy and were not directed at them and it was never my intention to cause them any hurt.
"All victims of the conflict deserve acknowledgement of their pain and loss and I support them in their efforts to get their pension."