Pat Finucane

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘the British government hasn’t fulfilled all its obligations in respect of the murder of Pat Finucane’. File photograph: Fran Veale

The British government needs to “step up” over its obligations to hold an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. (...)

The North’s First Minister has written to the Taoiseach requesting a “fresh examination” into allegations of collusion between the Irish state and the IRA.  File Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The North’s First Minister has written to the Taoiseach requesting a “fresh examination” into allegations of collusion between the Irish state and the(...)

The IRA attack killed 20 British soldiers and a tourist was also killed as the Paras returned fire on  August 27th, 1979. Photograph: Sunday Mirror/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

A while ago, I was writing something about the Troubles. I wanted to check a detail in that great and terrible litany of death, Lost Lives, which was (...)

The burnt-out La Mon House hotel near Belfast following an IRA bombing in 1978. Photograph: Pacemaker

Every unionist party has welcomed the decision not to hold a full public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. The reason t(...)

Pat Finucane’s family has been repeatedly promised the public inquiry fobbed off again this week by Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. File photograph: PA

The strategy of avoiding dealing with unsolved Troubles killings – euphemised as ‘legacy’ – fuels anger rather than confronts basic divisions. The lat(...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane: Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of the Belfast solicitor.Photograph: Pacemaker

Statements from the North’s Police Ombudsman and the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne appear to challenge the British government’s explanation for why(...)

Pat Finucane was shot dead in his north Belfast home in 1989 by the UDA. File photograph: Pacemaker

There has been an effort “consistently to undermine any progress to get to the truth” of the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in 1989, the Tao(...)

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 (...)

Handout file photo of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called on the British government to adhere to the agreement it made in 2001 to hold a public inquiry into the murder of B(...)

Undated handout file photo of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

Four of the North’s six largest political parties have written a joint letter to the British government demanding a public inquiry into the murder of (...)

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