The following article was written by Belfast lawyer, Peter Madden, the long-time partner of the assassinated criminal solicitor, Pat Finucane. Together they founded and ran the well known Belfast legal firm Madden & Finucane. This article was delivered as a speech to mark the 26th anniversary of Pat Finucane’s death and is a forensic examination of the British government-ordered, de Silva review of the circumstances of his death at the hands of a Loyalist assassination squad at his north Belfast home on February 12th, 1989.
(I have linked the de Silva report above, so readers can access sections referred to by Mr Madden)
This is the photograph of Pat Finucane (right) which UDA intelligence chief and British Army agent Brian Nelson supplied to the UDA gang that shot the lawyer dead in his home in 1989. The figure on the left is the late Pat McGeown, a client and a…
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