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Jennifer McNern, who lost both her legs in an IRA bomb attack in 1972

Jennifer McNern, who lost both her legs in an IRA bomb attack in 1972

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Jennifer McNern, who lost both her legs in an IRA bomb attack in 1972

The campaigner behind the legal action over the latest delay to a victims' pension said she was left with no option other than to take the Stormont Executive to the courts.

Jennifer McNern sustained horrific injuries in the 1972 IRA Abercorn restaurant bomb in Belfast city centre when she was just 21 years old.

Her sister Rosaleen also lost her legs, and her right arm, in the explosion which claimed the lives of friends Anne Owens (22) and Janet Bereen (21) and injured over 130 people.