Statement from the Finucane family in response to today’s statement by Paul Murphy

At last the Government have conceded that the truth should emerge about the circumstances surrounding Pat’s murder.

The fact that Paul Murphy has announced the establishment of an enquiry is not the end of the matter.

The fact that he has not announced a “public” enquiry means that the Government probably does not intend to have a proper inquiry.

We have been asking for the truth to emerge for the last 15 years.

There is no need for new legislation to protect the public interest or national security because the current law caters for this.

Special legislation when it isn’t needed can only mean that rather than the truth emerging what will emerge is cover up and lies.