“The lack of a truth recovery process means that tribal myths will continue to trump actual memory”

A parting shot from the out-going chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Prof Michael O’Flaherty.  From the Irish Times report

Prof O’Flaherty said: “Some of our most vulnerable people remain at the margins, with inadequate acknowledgment of their suffering; many are dying without ever being able to share their stories of pain and loss.

“There is not a day that goes by without the unresolved sense of neglect and injustice triggering societal problems.

The lack of a truth recovery process means that tribal myths will continue to trump actual memory.” [added emphasis]

Indeed.


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