19 Jun 2019, 11.52
Legacy issues will be on the agenda when the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement meets tomorrow at 2.15pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.
The committee considers issues arising from Ireland’s role as a signatory to the Good Friday Agreement and ongoing developments in the implementation of the Agreement.
Thursday’s meeting will see the Committee resume its engagement with groups dealing with legacy issues from the Troubles.
The following witnesses will attend this week.
• Dr. Thomas Leahy - Cardiff University
• Ms. Margaret Urwin - Justice for the Forgotten
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Committee Chair Seán Crowe said, “Supporting victims and survivors, and dealing with legacy issues, is a crucial part of the Good Friday Agreement, as well as the Stormont House Agreement. The Committee is anxious to ensure that victims’ voices are heard and that concrete progress is made in addressing outstanding legacy issues.”
Deputy Crowe added: “This is the latest in a series of meetings the Committee is holding on legacy issues. We are hearing from a broad range of groups from across different communities, north and south, which represent the victims, survivors and family members of those who lost their lives or were injured during the conflict.”
Watch proceedings live here