THE TUV organised a special event yesterday to mark European Day for Victims of Terrorism.
Party leader Jim Allister said it was the second time he had hosted the event at Stormont, with over 80 victims of terrorism attending.
“A moment’s silence was observed in memory of those who lost their lives before we heard from Florence Graham, who lost her brother in an IRA bombing, and Ann Service, whose son was murdered by ‘loyalist’ gunmen,” the TUV MLA said.
“I am very grateful to the two ladies who told their stories very movingly and I know that the event was felt to be worthwhile by those in attendance.”
He thanked SDLP MLA Alban Maginness and UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt for joining him in sponsoring the event.
DUP Junior Minister Jonathan Bell MLA also attended.
He said: “We remember the courage and dignity that many victims and survivors have demonstrated as they seek to come to terms with the evil legacy they unjustly suffered at the hands of terrorists.”
The MLA added: “Over the period 2011-2015, we have committed £50m to help and support victims and their families.”