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Dennis Heaney 40th Anniversary - statement from family

The family of Dennis Heaney (21), shot dead on the streets of his home town Derry by under-cover soldiers of the British Army’s 14th Intelligence Company (a cover name for the SAS) on 10th June 1978. A series of events to remember Dennis on the 40th anniversary have been arranged by the Heaney famil...

Family of Stephen McConomy apply for new inquest

The family of Stephen McConomy have written to the Attorney General requesting he exercise his power under section 14 of the Coroners Act (NI) 1959 to direct a fresh inquest into his death.

Theresa May misled Parliament @ PMQs

Today a half page advertisement appeared in the Guardian Newspaper, calling out British Prime Minister Theresa May for misleading Parliament at Prime Minister's Questions regarding the investigations into conflict-related deaths in the north.

"We're Not 'Victims'. We're People Like You": How the Media Re-traumatise Bereaved Families.

"We're Not 'Victims. We're People Like You": How the Media Re-traumatise Bereaved Families- contribution by PFC Advocacy Support Worker Anne Cadwallader to the 'Victimhood and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland' conference at Queens on Monday 14th May 2018.

Consultation on dealing with legacy of the past

The Northern Ireland Office has launched their consultation on dealing with the legacy of the past in the north. This consultation will be open for 4 months, closing on 5 October 2018. PFC has been supporting families who wished to make submissions. We would encourage those impacted to consider the...

File on death of Paul Whitters closed until 2059

PFC has become aware that a file directly relating to the death of Paul Whitters is held with the National Archives, but is closed until 2059 on the grounds outlined below. There are other files relevant to those that were killed by plastic bullets closed for 84 years, until 2071. This includes the...

A very serious crime-anatomy of a cover-up

A new report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Gary English and Jim Brown in 1981

PFC meeting with Secretary of State, Karen Bradley

Yesterday PFC met with the Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, at her request at our Belfast offices. We raised a number of issues with her and her officials: STORMONT HOUSE CONSULTATION o PFC impressed the frustration felt by families awaiting the consultation to begin and mechanisms to be establish...

Ireland v UK 2018

ECHR have rejected application by Irish Government to revise the original judgement in the Hooded Men case ROI v UK 1978. The 1978 judgement found that the treatment constituted inhuman & degrading treatment, but not torture. Today the ECHR has upheld that judgement 6-1 (Judge O'Leary dissenting- se...

Sean Dalton- Fact file

Sean Dalton died when an IRA booby trapped bomb exploded on 31st August 1988 in Kildrum Gardens in Creggan, Derry. Sheila Lewis was also killed instantly, and Gerard Curran died of his injuries 7 months later. They had gone to check on a neighbour who hadn’t been seen in a few days, and on entering...