Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan
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Police hearing loss compensation 'extortionate'

24 January 2014 Last updated at 18:33 GMT

The amount of compensation paid to former police officers who said their hearing was damaged while on duty is "extortionate", Sinn Féin has said.

The settlement for 8,641 former officers has cost £135m, with more than £65m of this going on legal fees.

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan said the officers were "well paid" and the figure was "clearly unjustifiable".

Vincent Kearney reports.