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Legacy conference to be held in Belfast this weekend

Human Rights solicitor Padraigin Drinan has organised a legacy conference that will take place in Belfast on Saturday
Connla Young

A CONFERENCE dealing with the legacy of the Troubles will take place in Belfast this weekend.

Organised by human rights campaigner Padraigin Drinan, the conference will take place at Queen's University.

The event will involve several workshops that will allow those taking part to discuss key issues around dealing with the past.

The conference will also include a ‘dedicated listener'- former equality commissioner Ann Hope - who will summarise key issues that arise and will be chaired by Women's Coalition co-founder Bronagh Hinds

Ms Drinan said: “We keep being told that victims are the first priority of the politicians when dealing with legacy matters.

“However, they do not let us know what they are proposing.

“It seems that all things are stalled.

”So, we are holding a one day conference to see where we are to see what can be done for survivors and families.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who will in Belfast on Saturday, has also been invited to attend.

The conference will be held at the Peter Froggatt Centre between 9.30am - 5pm on Saturday.

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