Peter Madden

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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(...)

Geraldine Finucane  described Sir Desmond’s 2012 report into the killing of her husband as a “whitewash”. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged the United Kingdom’s highest court to rule that a public inquiry should be held into h(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Mairia Cahill  at Government Buildings last week to discuss  allegations that she was interrogated by the IRA over her alleged rape. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The four people who allegedly conducted the IRA investigation into the rape of Mairia Cahill have declined the offer of a meeting with Taoiseach Enda (...)

 Maíria Cahill  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside Government Buildings after their meeting last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has said the onus is on Sinn Féin to arrange the meeting it requested between the Taoiseach and the four people named as having carr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Maíria Cahill after their meeting at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

After a day of high drama in the Dáil over the claims by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill, a solicitor representing four people allegedly involved in a “k(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill speaks to the media after leaving Government Buildings in Dublin, following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograp: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A solicitor representing four people who were acquitted of charges relating to the alleged IRA questioning of Maíria Cahill has complained that they h(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid (unseen) speak to a translator who explains a judge’s question at a court at the Justice Court of Callaothis evening. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth € 1.7 million from Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years in(...)

Lawyer Peter Madden, who is representing twenty-year-old Michaella McCollum Connolly, talks to the media outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru, in Lima. Photograph: Reuters

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden is due to discuss the case against Irish drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly with police in Peru today. In (...)

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