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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NI Sec: Exceptionally difficult day for the Government

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said the information contained in the de Silva report made "exceptionally difficult" reading for the Government. She said the report uncovered new, shocking information:

"I think this is genuinely an exceptionally difficult day for the British Government, because we are presented with the facts of state involvement, the involvement of paid state agents in a killing, which is utterly unacceptable, utterly devastating"

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