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Bairbre de Brún MEP meets Interim Victims Commissioner

4 October, 2006

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has this afternoon met with the Interim Victims Commissioner Bertha McDougall at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Speaking today Ms de Brún said:

„Today‚s meeting with Mrs McDougall was useful. It centred on her work to date and on possible future European funding options. The engagement was of particular interest given my own knowledge of discussions around the PEACE programme and my past experience in the field of health and social services.

„Whilst Sinn Féin has concerns regarding the process used to appoint the Interim Victims Commissioner, we are broadly supportive of attempts to secure funding for victims of conflict. We advocate a comprehensive and partnership based approach to both the issues of funding and service delivery for victims." ENDS

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