TAOISEACH Michael Martin will meet the relatives of 4 victims of the Troubles tomorrow.
Fianna Fail leader will be meeting with families to discuss the British Government’s controversial legacy proposals.
Attendees will include Raymond McCord, whose son was killed by UVF, and Michael Gallagher, whose son was killed in the Real IRA Omagh bombing.
Kate Nash, whose brother William was murdered by British soldiers on Bloody Sunday, and Cathy McIlvenny, whose sister Lorraine was murdered by the UDA, will also be in attendance.
Mr. McCord, who represents the Truth and Justice Movement, said: “This is an important step forward not only for our team but for all victims. We are meeting a Taoiseach. do not sit on the fence regarding amnesty proposals.
“He spoke out against them. It was not political when he condemned the British government’s proposals, it was simply the facts and thoughts of millions of other decent people.
“We have our own questions and suggestions that we’ll come up with Taoiseach.
“This is a historic meeting that can only benefit victims and their families. Cross-community and cross-border meetings like this should be the norm not the exception for the future. of not only the victim but of everyone.
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“Once again we thank Taoiseach, Mark Daly, Emer Currie and many other TDS and senators for their support. Political opinions and aspirations are not taken into account in this meeting. They not participating in our negotiations. We entered this meeting with a number of objectives of which the main objective was to block the proposals.”
Mr. McCord added: “The support and consensus we have among all the major parties on the island of Ireland has never happened before. In the end ‘victim’ is not a malicious word or subject.” .
“Our other goals will be discussed with Taoiseach and we can see what’s possible.
“For us, anything can happen when it comes to standing up for murder victims and their families. We knew we were meeting a man who shared our opinions. me about truth and justice and we will find ways to come up with common approaches to block these proposals.”
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