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    As a result of today's review by De Silva, the British government has continued its ignorance of an Internatinal Agreement between Ireland and the UK? As part of the Weston Park agreement the UK govt and Irish govts agreed to the public enquiry if recommended by Judge Peter Corry. That was recommended but since that time the Uk govt has refused to honour its agreement. Today's review is another example of that stance and indeed a reinforcement by David Cameron also

    The Irish govt have been fully supportive of the Finucane family's persual of an independent public enquiry .Geraldine Finucane spoke tonight of the fact that Enda Kenny had supported the family. the Irish govt continues to seek the enquiry

    Government “strongly disagrees” with decision not to conduct public Finucane inquiry

    The leader of the Labour party in the Uk has also requested the enquiry

    Miliband calls for Finucane inquiry - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

    There is cross party support in the Dail for the public enquiry.

    In spite of this the Uk govt refuses to honour it's agreement with Ireland.

    So what should Ireland now do ? Is this a case t be taken to international courts or to seek to use international influence to get to the truth?
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    Just wait and see how long it takes to get this put in the black hole of the NI forum NT. Good. Luck for trying though. Here comes the zoo keepers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    As a resut of today's review by De Silva, the British government has continued its ignorance of an Internatinal Agreement between Ireland and the UK? As part of the Weston Park agreement the UK govt and Irish govts agreed to the public enquiry if recommended by Judge Peter Corry. That was recommended but since that time the Uk govt has refused to honour its agreement. Today's review is another example of that stance and indeed a reinforcement by David Cameron also

    The Irish govt have been fully supportive of the Finucane family's persual of an independent public enquiry .Geraldine Finucane spoke tonight of the fact that Enda Kenny had supported the family. the Irish govt continues to seek the enquiry

    Government “strongly disagrees” with decision not to conduct public Finucane inquiry

    The leader of the Labour party in the Uk has also requested the enquiry

    Miliband calls for Finucane inquiry - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

    There is cross party support in the Dail for the public enquiry.

    In spite of this the Uk govt refuses to honour it's agreement with Ireland.

    So what should Ireland now do ? Is this a case t be taken to international courts or to seek to use international influence to get to the truth?
    An appropriate measure would be to haul in the Ambassador and give him a right spanking. However, if that happens, you can be sure the Torygraph and the Sun would have headlines such as ''Bankrupt Ireland upset at UK Despite Bilateral Loan''.

    No offence to this tragic story, but I think a more pressing issue for the government would be to find out what happened in the Dublin/Monaghan bombings and see for once in for all if it were an act of war by the UK.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    It is not even remotely surprising that the British government has ignored an agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Just wait and see how long it takes to get this put in the black hole of the NI forum NT. Good. Luck for trying though. Here comes the zoo keepers.
    I hope not. THis is a foreign affairs matter.
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    You lie in your teeth.
    Corry recommended 5 enquiries.
    4 have taken place.
    The Finucane family refused to have anything to do with the enquiry and that is why it did not take place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    I hope not. THis is a foreign affairs matter.
    One might have thought the fact the Finucane findings were the biggest current affair on all the news outlets that it might have been allowed to stay in that section but it got deported to the NI rump pretty damn fast.
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    The other four cases - the murders of Pat Finucane, Robert Hamill, Rosemary Nelson and Billy Wright - relate to allegations of collusion by British security forces and these were submitted to the British Government.
    [edit]The result

    Cory recommended in all four cases that the UK Government hold public inquiries:


    Cory Collusion Inquiry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    The other four cases - the murders of Pat Finucane, Robert Hamill, Rosemary Nelson and Billy Wright - relate to allegations of collusion by British security forces and these were submitted to the British Government.
    [edit]The result

    Cory recommended in all four cases that the UK Government hold public inquiries:


    Cory Collusion Inquiry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ...but the terms in Finucane could not be agreed with the family.
    On this issue I agree with you.

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