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The government plans to publish proposals on how to deal with Troubles legacy issues on Wednesday.

The Secretary of State Brandon Lewis is scheduled to make a statement in Parliament.

It is believed it will involve a statute of limitations ending all prosecutions related to the Northern Ireland Troubles prior to 1998.

It would apply to former members of the security forces as well as ex-paramilitaries.

The Irish government, the five main political parties and victims’ groups all oppose the idea, which some have described as a de-facto amnesty.

The government wants to pass the required legislation

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