Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Belfast High Court judgement in the case of Pat Finucane26 June 2015
Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Belfast High Court judgement in the case of Pat Finucane
Speaking following Justice Stephens judgement on the legal challenge taken in the Belfast High Court against the British Government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, TD, said:
“I note this morning’s judgement in the judicial review and will be studying it closely. The Irish Government’s position remains unchanged. We continue to believe that an independent public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, in line with the political commitments made by the British and Irish Governments at Weston Park in 2001, should be honoured.
This is a matter which the Government has consistently raised with the British Government. I raised it most recently with Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers on 19 May, and the Taoiseach discussed the case with Prime Minister Cameron when they met in London last week.
My thoughts at this time are with Geraldine Finucane and all the Finucane family, who have campaigned so tirelessly for more than a quarter of a century in pursuit of the full truth in the case of Pat Finucane, including the role of collusion in his murder."
26 June 2015