I welcome the news that so-called "on-the-run's" will be allowed to return to the 6 counties next month. This is long overdue and I am glad that this loose end is finally being sorted out. Peter Hain has said that the relevant legislation is likely to be brought before the British Parliament early next month.
Hain said sometimes undesirable things had to be done in the interests of conflict resolution. I agree with him and I understand that this is a very sensitive issue for Unionism. I know that a lot of families will be very hurt and angry but we need to move on.