30/09/2015

Jean McConville's Daughter To Take Civil Action

The daughter of Jean McConville has instructed lawyers to bring a civil action against those allegedly responsible for the abduction and murder of her mother in 1972.

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service (PPS) confirmed that, following careful consideration of the evidence, seven individuals, including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who were reported to the PPS by the PSNI will not be prosecuted.
News Image
In a statement on Tuesday Mr Adams said the decision was "long overdue".

The lawyers representing Helen McKendry are McCue and Partners who are known for the successful prosecution in civil proceedings of the Omagh Bombers.

A representative from the firm said: "The family have waited patiently for the DPP decision. They now wish to determine whether other judicial avenues are open to them to secure justice and accountability for Jean’s murder."

(CD)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

23 November 2020
No Further Action To Be Taken Against Gerry Kelly
No further action is to be taken against Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly following an alleged breach of the NI Policing Board's Code of Conduct. Unionist ministers had called for action against the MLA and Policing Board member after it was claimed he had posted to Twitter "glorifying" an event in which a prison officer died.
02 December 2020
Party's Slam Finucane Decision As An 'Insult'
Sinn Féin, Alliance, the SDLP and the Green Party have described the UK government's decision not to order a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane as an "insult" to the Belfast solicitors family.
10 August 2009
'No Bonuses' For Public Sector Bosses
Senior Northern Ireland civil servants will not receive bonuses this year, The Stormont Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has said. Mr Wilson said he had considered all "relevant factors" - including public debate over public sector pay - and decided to cut the award scheme to top level workers.
14 July 2004
Hermon demands clarification on civil service cuts
Ulster Unionist Home Affairs spokesperson Lady Sylvia Hermon has expressed her “total dismay” at Chancellor Gordon Brown’s announcement of swingeing cuts in the regional civil service.
03 December 2002
Former ministers hit out at civil service employment bar
Two former ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive who were born in the Republic of Ireland have branded a prohibition on citizens from the south applying for civil servant posts as "misgovernance".