West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

McColgan urges response to institutional abuse consultation

Published: 19 February, 2019

Sinn Féin Councillor Marty McColgan has urged both victims and wider society take part in the consultation on institutional abuse.

Speaking after a four-week extension to the consultation the Omagh Town Councillor said:

"Firstly, I welcome the extension of the consultation. It is vital that everyone, particularly victims, have their input. With the new deadline being 19th March, I would call upon victims and wider society to have their input into the consultation, which can be made online or in writing.

"It is our view as a party that the needs of the victims and survivors of institutional abuse must be met. One way of progressing this is to see the implementation of the Hart report. This requires funding and resources and the necessary funding should be made available in the next budget round to do this.CRÍOCH