Justice’s small face saver

Michael Gallagher for the families has just said:

We have sent a message to terrorists that the families will come after you. And to government/s that if you won’t. we will”

While there is no substitute for criminal convictions and long sentences, the result of the civil action was a small triumph for justice, We hope the four found responsible will stay in gaol for a very long time, one way or another. We hope too that the families now find some rest after long years of campaigning. The judge Sir Declan Morgan is about to become Lord Chief Justice.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London