Pat Finucane: High-profile lawyer unpopular with Government

  • Pat Finucane worked as a high-profile lawyer in Belfast
  • He frequently defended republicans against terror charges
  • But he became unpopular with the Government
  • One minister at the time said there were solicitors in Belfast who were "unduly sympathetic" to the IRA
  • Pat Finucane was married with three children
  • They all witnessed his killing at the family home in 1989


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.