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Families of Ballymurphy massacre in funding talks

By Staff Reporter

Published 24/08/2016

Families of the Ballymurphy massacre victims with Trevor Lunn MLA and solicitor Padraig O Muirigh before they met with Justice Minister Claire Sugden at Castle Buildings
Families of the Ballymurphy massacre victims with Trevor Lunn MLA and solicitor Padraig O Muirigh before they met with Justice Minister Claire Sugden at Castle Buildings

Families of victims of the Ballymurphy massacre have described a meeting with Justice Minister Claire Sugden as "constructive".

In 1971, 11 civilians died over a three-day period in incidents involving the Parachute Regiment in west Belfast.

Last year, the Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan outlined a five-year plan to hear Troubles inquests. But it has been put back due to a delays over funding.

Solicitor Padraig O'Muirigh said Ms Sugden "listened intently". He added that she would now consult with the Secretary of State and other parties over funding, and report back to the families.

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