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Suzanne Breen

Pat Finucane's family may never get truth as no Government in London, whatever its hue, wants to open this can of worms

Suzanne Breen

Had a solicitor in London, Edinburgh or Cardiff been murdered in such circumstances, it is impossible to believe that there would not have been a public inquiry.

But Northern Ireland is a place apart for the British Government. Even after 31 years, a solicitor shot dead in his home, with what a former Prime Minister called "shocking levels of state collusion", doesn't merit the only mechanism his family believe will deliver truth and transparency.

Pat Finucane's murder was horrific. Two gunmen burst into the family home as they were gathered around the kitchen table for Sunday dinner.