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Campaigner urges Sinn Fein to end its blocking of Troubles payouts

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Understanding: Alan McBride

Understanding: Alan McBride

Understanding: Alan McBride

A man who lost his wife and father-in-law in the Shankill bomb is calling on Sinn Fein to "stop blocking" a Troubles pension for around 500 people seriously injured in the conflict.

Alan McBride said he understood that the party had concerns that draft British Government guidelines could exclude some republican victims.

But he believes that the vast majority of ex-prisoners will be eligible and that it is "morally wrong" for Sinn Fein to hold back the pension "for so many just because a small number of their people might be ruled out".