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Stephen Shiels

Stephen’s father, David, who was 30, was murdered by the IRA on the 3rd of December 1990, outside the mobile home he shared with his wife and baby son – Stephen was 4 weeks old. He was the couple’s only child. Stephen’s mother, Gladys, was slightly injured and a bullet grazed Stephen’s forehead as he lay in his cot. The IRA initially claimed that it had believed he was in the security forces – it later issued a statement apologising and claiming it had been given wrong information. Stephen’s mother, Gladys, gave an interview to Stories from Silence in 2018. She sadly passed away in March 2019.