Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Dublin rap for David Cameron over Pat Finucane move

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane who was shot dead by Loyalists
Solicitor Pat Finucane was shot dead by loyalists in his north Belfast home in 1989

The Irish government has hit out at Prime Minister David Cameron over his refusal to order a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

After a meeting with Mr Finucane’s widow Geraldine and son Michael, Tanaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore accused London of falling short of a deal struck at the Weston Park peace talks in 2001.

Signalling a souring in relations between both governments, Mr Gilmore said Dublin had already conveyed its dissatisfaction and would be preparing a formal response in the coming days.

The Finucane family walked out on a meeting with Mr Cameron at Downing Street last Tuesday after his decision to reject a public inquiry.

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