Families who lost loved ones in controversial circumstances during the Troubles have campaigned for inquests
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Troubles inquests plan on hold after ministers fail to discuss funding

A radical plan to deal with inquests into controversial killings during the Troubles has been put on hold after the Stormont Executive failed to sign off on a request for funding.

Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan wanted funding for a five-year programme to hear the inquests, but a proposed bid for the money was not even discussed by executive ministers.

BBC News NI's Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.