Posts Tagged ‘Pat Finucane’

Lawyers on Loyalist Hit List

Loyalist killers planned to assassinate not only human rights lawyer Pat Finucane but also two of his Belfast colleagues, a senior British police officer has discovered. Belfast lawyers Oliver Kelly and p.J. McGrory were on a Loyalist hit list compiled with the help of RUC Special Branch officers and British military intelligence agents. The FinucaneRead more..

The First Word:
“Dear Sir or Madam”

When Northern Ireland comes to lunch, it can be uncomfortable. It nags at complacency and the notion that everything will be okay and peace will hold, even though there are signs that say otherwise. On June 19 – a beautiful New York morning – I make my way to the Mutual of America building onRead more..

U.S. Call for Finucane Inquiry

The U.S.-based National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) has called on the British government to set up a full judicial inquiry into the 1989 murder of Pat Finucane, the Belfast lawyer. One of Northern Ireland’s leading defense attorneys, Finucane, who often represented clients accused of IRA crimes, was shot dead in front of hisRead more..