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Adams calls on Irish government to support Finucane family legal challenge

7 December, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD has commended the decision of the family of Pat Finucane to launch a judicial Review against the British government for its decision to break the Weston Park Agreement.

He has also urged the Irish government to support the family in this challenge.

Mr. Adams said:

“Pat Finucane was shot dead at his home in February 1989. He was a human rights lawyer. In 2001 at Weston Park the British and Irish governments agreed to establish a number of inquiries into controversial killings in the north. Subsequently in 2004 Judge Peter Cory recommended that such inquiries should take place.

“The decision by the British government in October not to hold an inquiry is a clear breach of the Weston Park agreement. There is an onus on the Irish government as one of the two government signatories to support the Finucane family and demand from the British the establishment of the promised inquiry.

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