| 9.4°C Belfast

Close

Premium


Suzanne Breen

Troubles pension: A victory to savour, but how could Sinn Fein get it so wrong?

Suzanne Breen


Close

The NI Executive Office is acting unlawfully in delaying the introduction of a compensation scheme for injured Troubles victims, a judge has ruled. The ruling came in legal challenges by two victims - including Jennifer McNern, (centre) - to the continued impasse around introducing the scheme with an estimated cost of £100m

The NI Executive Office is acting unlawfully in delaying the introduction of a compensation scheme for injured Troubles victims, a judge has ruled. The ruling came in legal challenges by two victims - including Jennifer McNern, (centre) - to the continued impasse around introducing the scheme with an estimated cost of £100m

The NI Executive Office is acting unlawfully in delaying the introduction of a compensation scheme for injured Troubles victims, a judge has ruled. The ruling came in legal challenges by two victims - including Jennifer McNern, (centre) - to the continued impasse around introducing the scheme with an estimated cost of £100m

They lost legs, arms or their eyesight, but the victims who gathered outside Belfast High Court never lost heart.

Yesterday, their long and exhausting years of struggle finally paid off as a judge declared that The Executive Office had unlawfully refused to advance their pension scheme.

Justice McAlinden delivered a scathing ruling that surely made Sinn Fein squirm.