John Finucane was eight when loyalists murdered his father in the family home. Three decades later the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Belfast is juggling his search for answers with a law practice, the challenges of Brexit, and the captaincy of Lamh Dhearg in tomorrow’s Antrim SFC final.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has lost a Supreme Court challenge over the decision not to hold a public inquiry into his killing, but won a declaration that an effective investigation into his death has not been carried out.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2019
An Irish woman is understood to be among the 28 victims killed in an attack at a Tunisian resort, Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation about his future by insisting he has not resigned as FIFA president, and the US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
Publication of the report by Sir Desmond de Silva QC on the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane drew a robust critique of some elements of British security forces from prime minister David Cameron in the House of Commons when he concurred with the report’s findings that “employees of the British state actively furthered and facilitated” the murder and subsequently engaged in a relentless effort to defeat the ends of justice.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
Desmond de Silva’s report into the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane may have added detail to what is already widely believed, but the confirmation that security forces could have intervened and saved Mr Finucane’s life still has, more than two decades later, the capacity to shock.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott is to discuss the de Silva report with the Police Ombudsman and the Public Prosecution Service to see if more people should be held to account for the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012