Katherine Finucane, her brother John and mother Geraldine at the office of Finucane Toner in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has been here before. In 2001 the UK government agreed that a “judge of international standing” would be appointed to carry out a (...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

John Finucane speaks at St Mary’s University College in Belfast at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of his father, solicitor Pat Finucane. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA Wire

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was murdered to silence other human rights lawyers, his son has said. This week marks 30 years since Finucane was shot(...)

Freddie “Stakeknife” Scappaticci at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness always insisted he had “no role whatsoever” in the IRA’s “execution” of British army agent Frank Hegarty from Derry in May 1986. Bri(...)

Sir Patrick Mayhew (centre) photographed in 1996 as he launched the new Bar Library Directory at Belfast High Court with Sir Brian Hutton, Lord Chief Justice (right) and Eugene Grant, Chairman General Council of the Bar in 1996. Photograph: Brian Little/PA

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has paid tribute to Lord Mayhew who has died aged 86. Lord Mayhew, or Sir Patrick Mayhew as he then was, was (...)

Malachy McAllister (left) walking with Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald at the St Patricks Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan last month

A former Irish National Liberation Army prisoner has received a reprieve from deportation from the United States following intensive lobbying by membe(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister walking in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade alongside Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams.

New York and New Jersey congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish Nati(...)

Geraldine Finucane, the widow of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, who is  seeking to overturn a ruling on a refusal to  hold a public inquiry into the killing. Photograph: PA

Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow is to seeking to overturn a ruling that British prime minister David Cameron acted lawfully in refusin(...)

John Finucane, son of Pat Finucane speaking with media outside Belfast’s High Court. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has pledged to continue campaigning for a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, despite failing in a judicial review (...)

The Kincora Boys Home in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

The British security service shielded and blackmailed child sex abusers involved in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home, the High Court(...)

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