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We are grateful and humbled that Truth and Reconciliation Platform enjoys widespread and enthusiastic cross-party and cross-border political encouragement. Here are just some examples of support we have received.

“My door is always open to you and I’m ready to give any assistance required to Truth and Reconciliation Platform…Don’t hesitate to call me at any time.” 

Micheál Martin, Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil

“On behalf of Martin McGuinness and Sinn Fein…We fully agree with your sentiment that “no side has a monopoly on suffering and loss” and this represents an important prerequisite to developing a process which will lead to “effective healing and lasting reconciliation”.  As such, we would be happy to discuss with you, your suggestion around a presentation from your group, which is inclusive of all perspectives and narratives.”

Seán Murray

“Truth and Reconciliation Platform is as powerful and effective a project as I’ve witnessed in many a year and although Eugene Reavey and Stephen Travers already know too much about suffering, they’re using their own experiences to help others in a unique and genuinely compassionate way.”

Seamus Mallon, Former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former Deputy Leader of the SDLP

“I’m delighted to support you in every way possible with the important work of Truth and Reconciliation Platform…don’t hesitate to contact me should you need any assistance.”

Charlie Flanagan, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality

“On behalf of The Secretary of State, I would like to commend you and your colleagues for establishing the Truth and Reconciliation Platform. The valuable work that you are doing in the field of reconciliation; where victims and survivors can share their personal experiences of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, contrasts greatly with the intention and efforts of those who carried out the (Miami Showband) attack that day. I think it is a great tribute that you have carried on this work.”

Jonathan McAdams, Head of Legacy Policy, NIO

“I very much appreciated the opportunity to talk with you (Stephen Travers) about these matters and I wish you well with Truth and Reconciliation Platform. I will certainly be sharing this information with innocent victims when I meet them on a regular basis.” 

Rt. Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Lagan Valley

“I’ve known Eugene Reavey for many years and his timely association with Stephen Travers is helping to heal many wounds. The valuable work of Truth and Reconciliation Platform for victims of all persuasions cannot be understated and I am eager to assist this project at every opportunity.” 

Dr Rory O’Hanlon, Former Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

“Thank-you for organising what was, for me, a very timely understanding of the hurt and forgiveness in very difficult situations. I would genuinely love to help in any way I can.”

Fr Richard Gibbons, Parish Priest of Knock

“Thank you for the work you do and I wish you continued courage and strength to progress on your path to truth and reconciliation. Your leadership spreads far and wide and touches the lives of many.”

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh 

“A shift away from well-spun headlines & carefully-crafted messages; simple human stories for a change.”

Chris Kane, Ex-Head BBC Workplace

“Very moving statements from victims and survivors at today’s seminar”

Dan Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to The United States of America

“I doubt if I’ve spoken at a more emotionally charged conference where tears flowed listening to NI Troubles’ victims. Quality event.”

Eamon Mallie, Northern Ireland political journalist and author