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Warm words are useless to those who still suffer after Troubles pension hold-up

Suzanne Breen


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Shameful. Shoddy. Scandalous. There aren't strong enough words in the dictionary to describe how atrociously victims in Northern Ireland have been treated. File image posed by model. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Shameful. Shoddy. Scandalous. There aren't strong enough words in the dictionary to describe how atrociously victims in Northern Ireland have been treated. File image posed by model. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Shameful. Shoddy. Scandalous. There aren't strong enough words in the dictionary to describe how atrociously victims in Northern Ireland have been treated. File image posed by model. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Shameful. Shoddy. Scandalous. There aren't strong enough words in the dictionary to describe how atrociously victims in Northern Ireland have been treated.

Politicians at Stormont and Westminster could win awards for the warm words of tribute they have paid over the years to those bereaved and injured in our conflict.

Victims are sick of it. They are tired of telling their stories. Tired of the tea and sympathy that follows. They want those who profess to care about their welfare to do something other than shake their hand and make promises they don't keep.