13/03/2017

Govt Called To Fund Compensation For Victims Of Historical Institutional Abuse

Sinn Féin is calling on the British Government to fund compensation payments to victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland.

The party's leader, Michelle O'Neill, confirmed she recently discussed the issue with NI Secretary James Brokenshiire.

She said: "No one could fail to have been moved by the harrowing evidence brought forward during the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
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"Sinn Féin believes that victims and survivors are entitled to redress as a result of their abuse.

"We have raised this directly with British Secretary of State James Brokenshire during the current talks, putting forward our position that his government should pay for the redress for victims and survivors.

"The British government should now, as a signal of good intent, publicly state to victims that it will cover the cost of redress."

(CD/JP)

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