Wednesday 13 December 2017

Cost of Saville is not the issue

YOUR story prior to yesterday's publication of the Saville report into the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry ('Gang laws lined up to try Bloody Sunday soldiers', June 14), quotes the British Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke as saying the inquiry was "a disaster in terms of time and expense" and "had grown ludicrously out of hand".

The cost in financial terms so far is almost £200m (€240m). But no price tag can put on the human misery felt by those families bereaved decades on from that infamous day.

Mr Clarke ignored the two principle factors that brought about the longest-running and most expensive inquiry in British history.

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