“each of whom we believe is a victim of the Troubles..”

The PA report in the Irish Times tells us that the membership of the Victims Forum, as appointed by the Victims Commission, “will include the bereaved relatives of security force members, republican and loyalist groups, plus civilians caught-up in the conflict”. The BBC list, of all but two of those appointed, reveals that one, and as far as I can tell only one, of the “victims” has a conviction for murder.

Michael Culbert is a former IRA prisoner who was sentenced to 16 years in jail for killing a police officer. His relatives were burned out of their home in Bombay Street off the Falls Road in 1969.