The Victims and Survivors Forum

This section contains information about each member of the Victims and Survivors Forum.

Please note that due to the replenishment of the Forum, this page is currently under development.

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Jan Crawford

Jan is the carer of Gary, who was severely injured in the Teebane bombing in January 1992. Jan and Gary were engaged at the time of the bomb and were married in July 1992.

Paul Crawford

In January 1974, Paul's father John had his life taken by the UVF.  His father was one of three close family members who lost their lives in the conflict. Paul grew up in West Belfast and experienced many conflict related incidents.

Donal Dunn

Donal Dunn comes from Derry.  He was 18 years old, when his father, who had 6 children, was killed in a bomb explosion at May Street in January 1974.  He was killed along with work colleague Cecilia Byrne.  The bomb was claimed by the Official I.R.A.

Paul Gallagher

Paul was seriously injured in a sectarian gun attack on his home in 1994 in which he and his family were held hostage. He was 21 at the time of the shooting.

Sarah McGrillen

Sarah’s father, Michael was murdered when she was three by the IRA. He was a Catholic police officer in the RUC and held an exemplary record.

Paul McCormac

Paul McCormac's father, John, was a civil servant working in Belfast in 1973 when he was shot dead ‎by the UFF. He grew up in Portadown during the worst of the troubles where he witnessed a shooting and escaped injury in a bomb blast. In 1985 the family suffered further loss when his uncle Hugh McCormac, a RUC Sergeant, was shot dead leaving mass near Enniskillen.

Shirley McMichael

Shirley's husband, John McMichael, was killed in December 1987. John was a UDA Brigadier and was instrumental in writing the 'Common Sense' document.

Mary Moreland

Mary was bereaved in December 1988 when her husband John was shot and killed. John and Mary both served in the UDR.

Mary is currently the Public Relations Officer and Chairman Elect for the War Widows Association.

Niall Ó Murchu

Niall's Uncle and Godfather Ciaran Murphy was killed by Loyalists in 1974 when he was 17 years old. Niall is a legacy lawyer in Belfast dealing with conflict-related deaths and injuries.

Lesley Veronica

Lesley Veronica’s Father, David, was a part time member of the UDR. He was shot and killed by the IRA in 1973 when Lesley was four. Her sister was six month old.