Today the Finucane Family meets British Secretary of State
Today the Finucane Family meet British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to hear how the British government will respond to the Supreme Court ruling that previous investigations into the murder of human rights lawyer Patrick Finucane, were not effective.
Today the Finucane Family will meet British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to hear how the British government will respond to the Supreme Court ruling that previous investigations into the murder of human rights lawyer Patrick Finucane, were not effective and did not fulfil international human rights standards.
Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O'Neill has urged the British government to listen to the demands from the Finucane family, political parties across the island of Ireland and internationally and the weight of public opinion and announce a public inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane.
O'Neill said: "The Finucane Family have for 30 years spoken truth to power in their campaign for truth, justice and acknowledgement. They have stood firm, challenged and overcome every obstructive hurdle the British government put before them. They have been disappointed and let down before, but they never gave up."
O'Neill added: "In a week when four parties in the North, the Irish Government and leading members of the US Congress have called for a public inquiry, the British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis must now do the right thing and direct a public inquiry into the death of Patrick Finucane. Of that, there can be no doubt. It is a matter of huge public interest that there is full and maximum disclosure around questions about who ordered the killing, about who knew what, and when? Those involved must be held accountable. Until now there has been virtual impunity for the British state agencies and actors involved in the killing."