Statement for immediate release on behalf of Geraldine Finucane, widow of Patrick Finucane

Finucane Appeal to be heard by Supreme Court

Peter Madden of Madden & Finucane Solicitors said:

“This afternoon we have been notified that a committee of Supreme Court Justices have granted Geraldine Finucane permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal that David Cameron was justified in reneging on a commitment given to Pat’s family, and to the Irish government, that it would hold a public inquiry into the circumstances of Pat’s murder.

“The only way that the full truth about Pat’s murder can be firmly established, and the extent to which a policy of extra-judicial assassination of which Pat was a victim was authorised by government is by a full transparent public inquiry where witnesses and documents are subject to intense scrutiny.

“We will seek to persuade the Supreme Court at the hearing of this appeal that David Cameron acted unlawfully in refusing a public inquiry and that the Court should quash his decision.”