“Seven months after the job was advertised and five months after a shortlist was compiled..”

The assessments of the first 100 days of the “indigenous” deal failed to note one important detail.. namely the first missed deadline [target date? – Ed]. As Chris Thornton reports in the Belfast Telegraph, despite assurances to an Assembly Committee from both the First and Deputy First Ministers that it was their intention to appoint someone before the recess on 7th July, there is still a vacancy for the post of Commissioner for Victims and Survivors, previously held by interim appointee Bertha McDougall. There is apparently a shortlist.. but it would seem that there has yet to be agreement on who should be appointed.

Living History 1968-74

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