Sunday 22 April 2018

Austin Stack: No family should have to do what mine did – victims of Troubles deserve more

Austin Stack

The recent statement by Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin calling for an end to prosecutions for terrorist offences carried out before 1998, the date of the Good Friday Agreement, has forced a wider audience to start examining, in earnest, issues relating to the legacy of the Troubles.

While many of us may not be in agreement with his views, everybody on this island should be thankful to him for daring to raise an issue that has been the elephant in the room for far too long.

Dealing with the legacy of a bloody, sectarian and very emotive conflict was always going to prove very difficult, as there are many complex strands that need to be brought together in order to bring about healing and reconciliation.

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