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South Down MLA welcomes commencement of HIA payments

SDLP Executive Office Committee Chair, Colin McGrath MLA has welcomed the commencement of payments for survivors of historical abuse. 

The South Down MLA told Newry Times, “I welcome that these payments have been commenced.


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“For too long, far too many have suffered in silence and the suffering and pain they have had to live with has been immense.

“Many of those individuals who were abused would have led healthy and normal lives but the impact of the abuse has cast a long shadow over them.



“These payments will go some small way to help rectify that.

“Campaigners have pursued for a long time for this day and I welcome the start of the payments.



“I have sought assurances that COVID-19 does not impede the roll out of further payments.”

“I look forward to the swift appointment of the Commissioner for Abuse victims and seeing them in post to advocate for these victims.”

He added, “I commend those in the Executive Office who have acted swiftly and against unimaginable pressures with the virus to have the Redress Board in place and the payments processed.”




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