Northern Ireland

Government stands firm on decision to take legal case against UK over Troubles legacy laws

It comes after the Northern Irish secretary informed the Tánaiste of his regret at the Irish state’s move to challenge contentious legislation

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has noted the letter from Chris Heaton-Harris “and will respond in due course”. Picture:

The government has stood firm in its decision to challenge Britain over its Troubles legacy bill after Chris Heaton-Harris, the Northern Ireland secretary, questioned the move to take a legal case over the contentious legislation in the European Court of Human Rights.

Heaton-Harris has called on Ireland to set out its own record on tackling legacy issues by formally registering the UK government’s regret at the Irish government’s move to challenge the UK legislation.

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