It is extremely doubtful that Northern Ireland will see a Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the South African model, but there remains a huge legacy of unsolved crimes left over from 30+ years of conflict. The Chief Constable Hugh Orde launches an investigation into 2,000 unsolved killings under the auspices of the Historical Enquiries Team. It will have a budget of more than £30m and squad of about 100 detectives and support staff. It’s expect to take between five and seven years to complete its work.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty