Micheál Martin says Britain must hold public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder

The British government “must” hold a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, has said.

The taoiseach told the Dáil that the Finucane family have the “full weight” of the government behind their endeavour to seek justice for the killing.

He also said he would be making his position clear to Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, before the court deadline of November 30 for the British government to respond to a UK Supreme Court ruling made last year.

Pat Finucane, 39, was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in 1989, amid claims of collusion with state security forces.

In February last year, the Supreme Court ruled that investigations into the fatal shooting of the solicitor have

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