Waiting for Justice
The controversial killing of Sgt Joe Campbell on 25th February 1977 at the gates of
Cushendall RUC station remains unresolved. In 2016 a fresh inquest was ordered. One of Sgt Joe
Campbell’s daughters, my wife, is pictured at the place it happened.
The image is the first in a planed series looking at the issue of Legacy Inquests in Northern Ireland.
There are more than 80 cases still outstanding relating to killings that happened more than 40 years
ago. The issues relating to these events remain contentious in Northern Ireland politics. The families
were granted fresh inquests in 2016, however the funding for these to take place remains locked in
the political process.