£30 million for Truth and Reconciliation inquiry?

The PSNI is near to closing on a deal that will make £30 million available to them to investigate ‘cold cases’ and carry out limited investigation of nearly 1800 unsolved crimes from Northern Ireland’s troubled past.

  • pakman

    Mick

    I think “Truth and Reconciliation inquiry” is a tad misleading. My understanding is that this will be a criminal inquiry with at least the possibility of some murderers facing court. Of course thanks to all those that urged the Agreement upon us those convicted will avoid the punishment they so richly deserve.

  • Circles

    “Of course thanks to all those that urged the Agreement upon us those convicted will avoid the punishment they so richly deserve.”

    Makes you wonder what the motivation behind it is – and what cases will be opened up again.

    In any case it seems to a little rich to call it a Truth and Reconciliation inquiry. More spin on that title than a DJ would see in a lifetime

  • Oilbhéar Chromaill

    I wonder where the £30m came from. Maybe they should refocus their investigaton about that bank robbery again…..

  • redeye

    I find the irony of this situation almost unbearable.

    The RUC spent 30 years putting away some of the most dangerous criminals in NI.

    Then they were all let out under the Good Friday Agreement.

    Now, they’re going to spend £30 million to try and put away the ones they didnt catch the first time.