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# legacy bill

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Tánaiste says govt giving ‘serious consideration’ to taking action over controversial Legacy Bill
The Bill includes a limited form of immunity from prosecution for Troubles-related offences and will halt future civil cases and legacy inquests.
This year
Families of Belturbet bombing victims threaten legal action as UK 'hides behind' Legacy Bill
The Bill would grant immunity to some perpetrators of crimes committed during the Northern Ireland Troubles.
Family of girl, 14, shot dead fear Troubles Legacy Bill could end hopes of justice
The McGavigan family are among 16 legal challenges launched against the act.
Joe Biden asked Varadkar if there was any way he could help around UK's Legacy Bill issues
Taoiseach raised concerns about NI with Biden last night.
Brian Rowan: The head of the new Troubles legacy body will have a mountain to climb
The former BBC correspondent looks at the UK’s legacy bill and meets ex-police commander Peter Sheridan of the new Commission for Investigations.
Tánaiste to raise UK Troubles Legacy Bill with Irish American political leaders while in US
Martin said that he has sought legal advice on the situation regarding the bill.
Six families launch High Court challenge over Troubles Legacy Bill
Each family had relatives killed during the Troubles.
Taoiseach appeals to UK government to not enact Troubles Legacy Bill as govt mulls legal action
Speaking today, Varadkar said: ‘It’s not a small thing for one state to take a case against another state, but this is a serious situation.’
Troubles Legacy Bill: 'It's almost as if the UK is writing itself out of the North's history'
Professor Laura McAtackney examines how the UK government’s controversial legacy bill will affect the writing of accurate and balanced histories.
Government considering legal action as Westminster votes to end historical prosecutions in NI
Victims of the Troubles have accused the UK Government of abandoning them, after the Legacy Bill passed its final hurdle at Westminster today.
Victims’ images projected on Parliament as UK Government urged to scrap Troubles legacy Bill
The controversial legislation is set to return to the UK Parliament this week.
Work of new Troubles legacy body will be ‘led by the wishes of victims’, says commission chair
Declan Morgan, who will head the commission, said there may be the possibility that the commission would be able to recommend prosecutions for Troubles offences.
Brother of girl shot dead by British soldier urges MPs to reject contentious Troubles legacy Bill
The UK Government has said its legacy proposals are the best way to deliver for victims of the Troubles.
Amnesty International calls for Irish Government to ‘put a marker down’ over UK’s legacy Bill
The legislation proposes offering immunity for people accused of crimes during the Troubles – as long as they co-operate with a new truth recovery body.
Last year
Troubles legacy bill: Johnson and Tories accused of treating families like 'daft Paddies'
The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill has been widely criticised.