State role in Finucane murder

British government agents played "key roles" in the 1989 murder of Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane, a report has found. There had been long-running allegations of state collusion in his death.

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  1. Carl Dinnen: Political Correspondent

Finucane report has 'whiff of Whitehall whitewash'

On my way to read the Finucane report in Belfast. It is strange that of all the controversial murders in Northern Ireland, Finucane is the one that has not been given a Public Inquiry.

The format of the de Silva report on Finucane has the whiff of 'Whitehall whitewash'. The question is can the contents dispel that?

Pat Finucane being interviewed in 1988 Credit: ITN

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