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An inquiry into the experiences of victims and survivors of institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has sought their views on how future inquiries should sensitively proceed.

Conor Ryan, who lived at De La Salle Boys Home in Kircubbin for two years from 1957, told the investigators that victims are looking for an apology and redress.

"We don’t want this to take years, because I’m 66 and none of us are getting any younger," Ryan told the Belfast Telegraph..

Paul Toner, another abuse survivor consulted by the inquiry, told the Telegraph: "It gives people a chance who have kept it quiet for years. Today is the day that they can go along and speak out and express their views on what they want out of these terms of reference and what they want Stormont to do about it for the inquiry."

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