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John O'Dowd challenges British Government to reveal the truth over Finucane murder

20 October, 2011 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has challenged the British Secretary of State Owen Patterson to reveal the truth and hold a full public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane.

Speaking after a meeting with Patterson, the Sinn Féin MLA said that not only was the decision to refuse a public inquiry the wrong one but that the treatment of the Finucane family showed a total lack of respect by the British Government.

John O’Dowd said:

“The refusal of the British Government to honour the Weston Park agreement and to establish an inquiry into the murder of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane is a diabolical decision and I let Owen Patterson know how strongly that feeling is.


“The Finucane family have shown great dignity and determination over the last 22 years and I have no doubt their campaign for an inquiry will continue.Owen Patterson and the British Government have not only insulted the Finucane family but they have also I’m sure, steeled the resolve of the Finucane family to continue their search for the truth.”

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