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Ballymurphy massacre inquest cost £4.3m

Approach to legacy probes not fair or proportionate, says DUP MLA

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Relatives react after the findings of the Ballymurphy Inquest were released in May 2021. Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Relatives react after the findings of the Ballymurphy Inquest were released in May 2021. Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

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Relatives react after the findings of the Ballymurphy Inquest were released in May 2021. Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Just over £4.3m of taxpayers’ money was spent on the Ballymurphy inquest, it can be revealed.

The long-running inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by the British Army in west Belfast in 1971 found that the victims were all “entirely innocent of any wrongdoing on the day in question”. Figures provided by Stormont’s Department of Justice show that £2.78m was spent on NI Courts and Tribunal Services costs for the inquest, which ran from November 2018 to May 2021.


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