16 December 2004 Edition
The truth will out
Last Friday evening, An Fhírinne, the group comprising relatives of those killed by collusion between the British state and unionist paramilitaries and survivors of these attacks, held a candlelit vigil outside Belfast City Hall. They were there to show that they will not rest until the British establishment is forced to admit the truth of what happened to their loved ones.
As one relative said last week: "We may be led up cul-de-sacs, diverted by truth and reconciliation commissions or whatever, but our focus as a campaigning group is very clear and precise - we want the British Government to divulge to the families all the information they have, to disown the policy and to dismantle the apparatus."