Reports today say that Saville’s Bloody Sunday Inquiry Report has now been passed to lawyers from MI5, the Northern Ireland Office and the Ministry of Defence. The lawyers will review the contents of the 5,000 page document, a process likely to take at least two weeks to see whether any of the material in it could endanger life or ‘threaten national security’. Representatives of the families have argued that the report should be published as soon as possible and that no part of the report should be redacted: http://setthetruthfree.org/about-set-the-truth-free/
Earlier this month, the incoming Northern Ireland Justice Minister – the Alliance Party’s David Ford, caused controversy when he suggested that Saville’s Inquiry was ‘pointless’: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/04/bloody-sunday-inquiry-northern-ireland
Dan Keenan’s piece in today’s Irish Times which contains interviews with families of the killed and injured provides a vivid account of how the their campaign to ‘set the truth free’ has not been diminished over time.