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Adams raises need for Finucane Inquiry with State Department

17 March, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD said a meeting today with the US State Department had been useful and positive and he had raised the failure of the British government to hold an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane.

Speaking after this afternoon’s meeting the Sinn Féin President said:

"My first Speaker’s lunch and meeting with President Clinton was 20 years ago today. US policy on Ireland since then has been built on inclusivity and dialogue.

“The approach of the State Department in recent days has been at odds with this and has not been helpful.

“Today's meeting was useful and positive.

“I briefed officials on the current negotiations to resolve the issues around the Stormont House Agreement. Sinn Féin is committed to finding solutions and I remain hopeful that can be achieved.

“I also raised outstanding issues arising from other agreements, including the British government’s failure to honour its commitment to hold an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane and the need for a Bill of Rights. 

“I also spoke to the State Department officials about the undocumented Irish.” 

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