Renowned lawyer to head Cahill inquiry

Keir Starmer is former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales

Keir Starmer: 
will conduct review 
into
 manner in which cases relating to allegations made by 
Belfast woman
Ma
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 handled
. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Keir Starmer: will conduct review into manner in which cases relating to allegations made by Belfast woman Ma í ria Cahill w as ere handled . Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales, Keir Starmer, will conduct the independent review into the manner in which cases relating to allegations made by Maíria Cahill were handled by prosecutorial authorities in Northern Ireland.

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Barra McGrory QC, has announced that Mr Starmer, a high-profile human rights lawyer, will lead the review which was announced last week.

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