Belfast Telegraph

RUC widows urge Maze plan rethink

Lesley Houston

Widows of RUC men murdered by the IRA have urged the First Minister to "think again" about plans for a peace and reconciliation centre at the Maze prison.

The women have taken their concerns to Peter Robinson and told him it was wrong to retain the old buildings, including one H-block and a hospital where IRA hunger strikers died.

Danna Cochrane, from the RUC George Cross Widows Association, said they oppose the site because they feel it would be "glorifying people who took RUC men's lives". However, Mr Robinson has said he is "confident the unionist community will be quite comfortable with the kind of proposals we are going to bring forward".

Maze plan opponents last night staged a public rally at an Orange Hall in Lisburn.

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