Posts Tagged ‘Pat Finucane’

Perfidious Albion

by Gerry Adams.

The decision by Drew Harris, the Assistant Chief Constable of the PSNI, not to investigate killings carried out by the secret British Army Military Reaction Force (MRF) of the early 1970s will surprise few within the nationalist community. The MRF was the subject of a BBC programme last year. In it members of that clandestine force […]

Pat Finucane: 25 years later the search for truth continues

by Gerry Adams.

The story of Pat Finucane has been told and retold many times. He was one of almost 4,000 citizens to die as a result of the war in the north. Pat was also one of hundreds, perhaps over a thousand, to die as a consequence of state sponsored collusion between British state forces and unionist […]

Pat Finucane and the Smithwick Inquiry report

by Gerry Adams.

Eight years after it was established, the report of the Smithwick Tribunal was finally published on Tuesday evening.  I want to commend Justice Smithwick for his hard work of many years. I am very mindful that at the heart of the Smithwick Inquiry there are two bereaved families and I hope the report helps bring […]

Finucane: only a public enquiry will yield the full truth

by Michael Meacher.

The report of Sir Desmond de Silva contains important new information, but it is not the whole truth about Pat Finucane’s murder in 1989. That still requires the exhaustive, independent investigation of a fully equipped public inquiry. Whilst Cameron certainly admitted to ‘shocking’ official ‘collusion’ by the British State in a terrible killing, it is […]

Full public inquiry needed into Finucane murder and state collusion

by Andy Newman.

Sinn Féin West Belfast MP, Paul Maskey, after having sight of the de Silva Report into the murder of Belfast Solicitor Pat Finucane, said that its conclusions only serve to reinforce the need for a full Independent Public Inquiry. Paul Maskey said: We fully support the demand by Geraldine Finucane, Pat’s widow and her family for […]

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