Sir Desmond

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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(...)

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(...)

Geraldine Finucane (centre), wife of late Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane,  and her two sons Michael (right), and John Finucane (left), holding a press conference in Westminster  after hearing the report by Sir Desmond de Silva QC into her husband’s murder  in 1989. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Amnesty has described the British government’s refusal to hold an independent inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane 25 year(...)

Desmond Rea: John Larkin “has faced up to the issue and I commend him fully for that”

The North’s attorney general has received qualified support for his call for an end to prosecutions arising from the Troubles. John Larkin QC was roun(...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane who was shot dead by Loyalists.

A High Court judge is to examine British government meeting notes before deciding whether they should be disclosed to the family of murdered Be(...)