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Commissioner Hahn reacts to decision to withdraw funding in this period for Northern Ireland Peace Centre project on the site of the former Maze Prison

(07 October 2013)

Commissioner Hahn reacts to decision to withdraw funding in this period for Northern Ireland Peace Centre project on the site of the former Maze Prison

"This is a project which we supported as a contribution to the reconciliation of the communities in Northern Ireland. Sadly, due to the political conditions on the ground it cannot go ahead in this period. To be meaningful all communities have to be involved – that unfortunately is not the case.

I very much hope we can try again with this project and that for the time being the money from it can be used to fund other projects. The EU co-financed PEACE programme will continue to do important work that contributes to the mutual understanding of communities in Northern Ireland."