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The media is playing down the true numbers of People who turned out for the March.
Far more the 2000 were in attendance, tell the truth.
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"February 25th 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/thousands-take-to-belfast-streets-calling-for-truth-and-justice-over-troubles-killings-36641585.html

"Thousands take to Belfast streets calling for 'truth and justice' over Troubles killings"

"Thousands took to a rally in Belfast on Sunday calling for "truth and justice" into how their loved ones were killed during the Troubles."




"Around 2,000 people paraded through the city for the "Time for Truth" rally. Many waved black flags, some held pictures of loved ones killed and others held banners proclaiming "time for justice"."

"Organisers of the march had urged victims from across the community to attend, however, many of those represented were mainly from the nationalist community and their loved ones killed by security forces or loyalist terrorists."

"They called for the UK Government to deal with outstanding legacy issues."

"Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill speaking at the rally said the event was for all victims, no matter their background."

"They are marching for truth," she said. "They have all come together with the collective will to want to see the legacy mechanism implemented so these families can get access to inquests."

"These mechanisms were agreed a number of years ago and we have called for the British government to bring forward the consultation and more importantly release the funding for legacy inquests."

"Ms O'Neill repeated that her party had an agreement with the British Government on releasing funds for legacy inquests."

"Victims campaigner Raymond McCord, who also attended, said he wanted more people to attend future similar events and with all victims represented."

"I want to see Royal venue flooded with people from the unionist and nationalist communities standing beside each other."

"Sinn Fein has been heavily involved in this and I want to see an event with no political parties involved whatsoever."

"The march was organised before the breakdown of talks between the DUP and Sinn Fein earlier this month. Legacy issues were among those being discussed as politicians worked towards a deal to restore power sharing at Stormont."

"Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald, speaking the day after talks collapsed, said the party had secured a commitment from the UK Government to have a public consultation on stalled mechanisms to deal with the Troubles and to release funds needed to finance legacy inquests."

"Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly claimed funding for coroner probes into disputed conflict deaths were agreed during the recent talks, but DUP leader Arlene Foster said it would be “astonishing” if the Government granted funding for legacy inquests without an overall agreement."

"Speaking to the BBC on Sunday,the victims' commissioner said a political deal was desirable but not necessary for progress on legacy."

"Mark Thompson, director of Relatives for Justice (RFJ), who attended Sunday’s march, said the British Government “carries the responsibility” of ensuring legacy issues were addressed, and added: “You can’t use as a bargaining chip the rights of victims.”

"He said: “It’s disingenuous of the Secretary of State and the UK Government to dangle as a carrot in front of political parties ‘If you guys can get a deal, we will give victims their rights’."

" “These rights are obligations and rights that are held under the European Convention and the Human Rights Act.” "

"He said the weekend demonstration was about more than the sole issue of legacy inquest funding, reiterating a call for action on important elements of the 2014 Stormont House Agreement."

"A Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) to examine unsolved murders is “crucially important” to bereaved families, he said."

"He said: “That would look at all the unsolved issues for families right across the community and that will deal with approximately 1,800 to 2,000 cases."

" “That’s crucially important. So it’s not just about the legacy inquests people are marching for, families are wanting the implementation of all the mechanisms to deal with the past.” "

"While organisers of Sunday’s march had urged victims from across the community to attend, Mr Thompson blamed unionist politicians for making the issue of dealing with the past “a very divisive” one at times."

"He said: “I think it’s much more difficult for groups and people to just be out publicly around this issue, given that it’s being presented by unionist politicians in one way.”
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"February 25th 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/thousands-take-to-belfast-streets-calling-for-truth-and-justice-over-troubles-killings-36641585.html

"Thousands take to Belfast streets calling for 'truth and justice' over Troubles killings"

"Thousands took to a rally in Belfast on Sunday calling for "truth and justice" into how their loved ones were killed during the Troubles."

"Around 2,000 people paraded through the city for the "Time for Truth" rally. Many waved black flags, some held pictures of loved ones killed and others held banners proclaiming "time for justice"."

"Organisers of the march had urged victims from across the community to attend, however, many of those represented were mainly from the nationalist community and their loved ones killed by security forces or loyalist terrorists."

"They called for the UK Government to deal with outstanding legacy issues."

"Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill speaking at the rally said the event was for all victims, no matter their background."

"They are marching for truth," she said. "They have all come together with the collective will to want to see the legacy mechanism implemented so these families can get access to inquests."

"These mechanisms were agreed a number of years ago and we have called for the British government to bring forward the consultation and more importantly release the funding for legacy inquests."

"Ms O'Neill repeated that her party had an agreement with the British Government on releasing funds for legacy inquests."

"Victims campaigner Raymond McCord, who also attended, said he wanted more people to attend future similar events and with all victims represented."

"I want to see Royal venue flooded with people from the unionist and nationalist communities standing beside each other."

"Sinn Fein has been heavily involved in this and I want to see an event with no political parties involved whatsoever."

"The march was organised before the breakdown of talks between the DUP and Sinn Fein earlier this month. Legacy issues were among those being discussed as politicians worked towards a deal to restore power sharing at Stormont."

"Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald, speaking the day after talks collapsed, said the party had secured a commitment from the UK Government to have a public consultation on stalled mechanisms to deal with the Troubles and to release funds needed to finance legacy inquests."

"Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly claimed funding for coroner probes into disputed conflict deaths were agreed during the recent talks, but DUP leader Arlene Foster said it would be “astonishing” if the Government granted funding for legacy inquests without an overall agreement."

"Speaking to the BBC on Sunday,the victims' commissioner said a political deal was desirable but not necessary for progress on legacy."

"Mark Thompson, director of Relatives for Justice (RFJ), who attended Sunday’s march, said the British Government “carries the responsibility” of ensuring legacy issues were addressed, and added: “You can’t use as a bargaining chip the rights of victims.”

"He said: “It’s disingenuous of the Secretary of State and the UK Government to dangle as a carrot in front of political parties ‘If you guys can get a deal, we will give victims their rights’."

" “These rights are obligations and rights that are held under the European Convention and the Human Rights Act.” "

"He said the weekend demonstration was about more than the sole issue of legacy inquest funding, reiterating a call for action on important elements of the 2014 Stormont House Agreement."

"A Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) to examine unsolved murders is “crucially important” to bereaved families, he said."

"He said: “That would look at all the unsolved issues for families right across the community and that will deal with approximately 1,800 to 2,000 cases."

" “That’s crucially important. So it’s not just about the legacy inquests people are marching for, families are wanting the implementation of all the mechanisms to deal with the past.” "

"While organisers of Sunday’s march had urged victims from across the community to attend, Mr Thompson blamed unionist politicians for making the issue of dealing with the past “a very divisive” one at times."

"He said: “I think it’s much more difficult for groups and people to just be out publicly around this issue, given that it’s being presented by unionist politicians in one way.”
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Brick Wall -John and Sarah Miller
« Last post by Belfastwhite on Yesterday at 09:29:46 PM »
Hi Belfastwhite,

Thank you so much for your time and help and reply! Could you just help me clarify please? You have mentioned my John Miller could be the son of either - Alexander and Ann OR James and Mary. Then in your second message you say his parents were Alexander and Lizzie from Westborne street.

Which one is correct out of these three sets of parents please? How can I verify this? I do not have access to the site you have mentioned.

John's father was indeed Alexander his mother was Ann Patton.  James is not connected.  Alexander married Lizzie after Ann's death. Don't be put off by a few years difference in graveyard and census figures. Official records from Record offices are accurate and in your family history undeniable.  I gave you enough information to tie the pieces together as I know finding your own connections gives you such a sense of achievement.  Keep up the research you will find out a lot about your family and the history of the area they came from.  I would suggest downloading the Ancestry.com free app to add your family tree.  Sometimes the app can find hints and possible matches.  Also putting your tree on Wikitree.com can do likewise and this ensures free access to your tree for your extended family.

Good luck in your research

Bw

I know for sure John's date of burial was 29 feb 1944 - plot - A3 239 aged 72 - which means he must have been born in 1872.  The 1872 John Miller you have found means his parents were James and Mary BUT...how do I verify this please? I do have a record which says the his father is Alexander but I cannot verify this and this - according to your records mean he was born in 1873. My John was defiantly born in 1872 as I have verified his date of burial/ age. Please help!

Really appreciate your help!

Maria
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"25th FEB 2018"
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/gallery/time-truth-march-belfast-14335449

"'Time For Truth' march in Belfast"

"Around two thousand people marched into Belfast city centre under banners proclaiming 'Time for Truth' and 'Time for Justice' with many carrying photographs of people who died during the 'Troubles'."

I'll ask you again , did you attend ? and if you did were the atrocities I asked about mentioned ?

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"4 HOURS AGO"
https://www.ft.com/content/56dbd2d8-1a2d-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6

"EU stands firm over Northern Ireland border"

"Brexit treaty text to omit crucial compromise language secured by Theresa May"

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Belfast Genealogy / Family
« Last post by Willty on Yesterday at 09:11:44 PM »
looking for info on OliveTaylor from Druminaskill,born 1925,gave birth to a boy in Newtownards 19,07,1950,may have went to England and then to Canada about 1951.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Australian news report of a recent Belfast news story
« Last post by White dee on Yesterday at 08:30:49 PM »
This is the police website about the investigation which that news story is related to.
http://www.opkenova.co.uk/

Interesting links James, They need to bring Freddie to Justice and the truth needs to be heard,I think there's a lot of very nervous People right now,and so they should be.
Tick,tick,tick,,,
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Army service record
« Last post by poacher on Yesterday at 08:23:13 PM »
Yes james moreland is my grandfather and henry is his brother
Thankyou
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"25th FEB 2018"
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/gallery/time-truth-march-belfast-14335449

"'Time For Truth' march in Belfast"

"Around two thousand people marched into Belfast city centre under banners proclaiming 'Time for Truth' and 'Time for Justice' with many carrying photographs of people who died during the 'Troubles'."
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