Responding to today’s ruling at Belfast High Court, Sinn Féin Vice-President Michelle O’Neill said:
“I welcome the court judgement today by Judge Sir Paul Girvan which found that The DUP leader’s decision to block funding for the Lord Chief Justice plan to deal with Legacy Inquests was both flawed and unlawful.
“It vindicates the long campaign by victims and survivors waiting decades for Inquests into their loved ones deaths.
“Karen Bradley, the British Secretary of State should now move immediately to release this funding as she had agreed in the recent Talks process.
“The victims and survivors of conflict right across the community should not be punished any further because of DUP intransigence.”