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Plan to ban prosecutions on Troubles is rejected by all five main Northern Ireland parties 

Plan to ban prosecutions on Troubles is rejected by all five main Northern Ireland parties

Proposals to ban Troubles prosecutions were yesterday rejected by all five of Northern Ireland’s main parties.

Leaders from across the province’s political divide condemned the Government’s plans, insisting families should be able to ‘pursue justice for loved ones’.

It was discussed in a virtual meeting yesterday with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis.

Leaders from across the province’s political divide condemned the Government’s plans, insisting families should be able to ‘pursue justice for loved ones’. British troops are seen in County Armagh in 1981

On Wednesday, he announced a statute of limitations on all prosecutions related to the Troubles up to the signing of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

As well as ending the prosecutions of Army veterans who served in Ulster, it would also stop investigations into incidents involving IRA and loyalist paramilitaries.

Ministers will consult with Northern Ireland’s political leaders over the summer. 

However, if an alternative cannot be reached, they will push ahead with the legislation.

It was discussed in a virtual meeting yesterday with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis (pictured above)

It was discussed in a virtual meeting yesterday with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis (pictured above)

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