Opinion Kevin Myers

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Kevin Myers: Finucane Inquiry calls are futile: the British won't reveal dirty tricks

CONTRAST the Government's adamant refusal to have a public inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar with its equally vehement insistence that there should be one into the murder of Pat Finucane.

Connoisseurs of such matters will have particularly relished the sight of Gerry Adams, a noble fellow who knows nothing whatever of murder, trembling with righteous anger as he too called for a public inquiry into the Finucane affair.

Even by the execrable standards of Northern Ireland, the assassination of Pat Finucane was perfectly evil: terrorists sledge-hammering down the front door and then shooting their victim to death at the family dinner table, gravely wounding his wife. This unspeakable atrocity, organised by servants of a "democratic" state, was, unequivocally, a war crime, for which its highest political authorisers – and not just its sordid executioners – absolutely must be punished.

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