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#Justice for the Forgotten

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'

The junior minister suggested in an interview that republicans were responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Troubles victims have strong words for the British government in this full-page ad

Groups representing over 150 bereaved families say David Cameron’s government is “waiting for [them] to die off”.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Friday 17 January, 2014

Irish government to be pressed on funding for Justice for the Forgotten

The Justice for the Forgotten Group will lose its funding in June of this year.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Friday 17 May, 2013

Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings

Families will today remember the victims of the 1974 bombings, which marked the greatest loss of life in a single day during the Troubles.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Friday 1 February, 2013

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts

While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Families of Sackville Place bombings still seeking closure

The 40th anniversary of car bombings in Dublin which killed three busmen and injured 127 people hears how relatives of the dead still waiting for justice.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Britain 'does not intend' to hand over Dublin-Monaghan files

David Cameron told Enda Kenny that Britain had handed over whatever files it thought were appropriate to investigations.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Monday 16 May, 2011

Sinn Féin tables motion urging UK to release Dublin-Monaghan files

A private members’ motion put by Sinn Féin coincides with the 37th anniversary of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# justice-for-the-forgotten - Thursday 22 July, 2010

Minister Dermot Ahern has described the decision to cut funding to a victim support group as “difficult”.

Justice for the Forgotten, a group which represents victims of the Troubles, said yesterday that it would have to close down within a month due to funding cuts.

Minister Ahern said  the government could now not give it any more financial assistance, but had provided funding for the group since it was set up.

Labour TD Joe Costello criticised the government’s failure to provide funding for the group as “reneging on its obligations under the Good Friday Agreement.”

Under the Declaration of Support at the start of the Agreement, the governments of Britain and of Ireland agreed to: “never forget those who have died or been injured, and their families.”

The group was set up in 1996, and is the main liaison between victims and their families, and inquiries into violence that operate in the North, and with garda investigations.

It says it is at a disadvantage regarding funding due to its location because similar groups in the North are being supported by British, EU and US funding.