High Court verdict on Pat Finucane inquiry ‘disappointing’ – Mac Lochlainn
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, has expressed his disappointment at the backing by the High Court in Belfast of British Prime Minister David Cameron's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane.
Deputy Mac Lochlainn said:
“Despite today’s findings, there remains an obligation on the Irish Government to hold the British Government to account in relation to British commitments made under the Weston Park Agreement to hold a full public inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane.
“The British Government can no longer deny that collusion with unionist paramilitaries was a systemic and deliberate policy used as a method of killing Irish citizens or, indeed, anyone who got in their way, including Human Rights lawyer, Pat Finucane.
“The Finucane family deserve nothing less than the full truth of what happened and for the commitments made by the British Government to be honoured.”