IRA victims could benefit from €475m Libya fund

Irish victims of Libyan-backed IRA violence may be set to benefit from an estimated £400 million (€475 million) compensation fund under the control of the US government.

19th February, 2011

Irish victims of Libyan-backed IRA violence may be set to benefit from an estimated £400 million (€475 million) compensation fund under the control of the US government.

Lawyers for the Irish group Families For Innocent Relatives (Fair) were recently briefed by the British Home Office, where it emerged that as much as half of an £800million compensation sum paid to the US by the Libyans remains unspent.

Lawyers for Fair have asked the US...

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