Troubles

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The Northern Ireland Assembly has unanimously rejected deeply controversial UK government proposals to end all criminal prosecutions linked to the Troubles. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis last week set out the government's proposal for a "statute of limitations" which would prevent the pro

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Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden has been appointed as president of the Victims’ Payments Board, which will determine who is entitled to payments under the new Troubles pension scheme. The judge was appointed as interim president of the board last November and will now take on the role permanently f

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Stormont's Executive Office is under a legal obligation to fund a pension for people who suffered severe injuries in the Troubles, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The scheme opens for applications in March but it is not yet clear who will fund the payments, as Stormont and Westminster have been engag

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Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden has been appointed as interim president of the Victims' Payments Board, which will determine who is entitled to payments under the new Troubles pension scheme. The Department of Justice was designated in August, following a long political row, as the administrator of the l

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Former justice minister Charlie Flanagan has been rebuked by lawyers and campaigners after complaining to RTÉ over its broadcast of a documentary exploring state collusion with loyalists during the Troubles. Unquiet Graves, which was released in 2018 but aired by RTÉ One for the first

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The legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles will likely not open for applications until March 2021, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. The Department of Justice was designated last month as the administrator of the scheme, allowing its implementation to move forward.

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The outgoing Commissioner for Victims and Survivors has called on the Executive Office to appoint a successor as a matter of urgency. Despite indicating her willingness to be reappointed, ministers confirmed last month that Judith Thompson's term will end on Monday.

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The implementation of the legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles will move ahead following the designation of the Department of Justice as the administrator of the scheme. The move comes days after the High Court in Belfast ruled that the Executive Office was unlawfully stymieing the impl

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Victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland "have been let down again" after the implementation date for a long-awaited compensation scheme was missed, the Victims' Commissioner has said. The scheme was established as part of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 but the Northern I

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