The PFC provides Advocacy Support to a number of families affected by the revelation that ‘significant, sensitive information’ was not provided by the PSNI to the Police Ombudsman investigation into the murders of their loved ones. Of particular relevance to the PFC is the PONI investigation into th...
Dennis Heaney 40th Anniversary - statement from family
10th June 1978- 2018 | 06 June 2018
The family of Dennis Heaney (21), shot dead on the streets of his home town Derry by under-cover soldiers of the British Army’s 14th Intelligence Company (a cover name for the SAS) on 10th June 1978. A series of events to remember Dennis on the 40th anniversary have been arranged by the Heaney famil...
Concerns on News Re: Police Ombudsman Receipt of PSNI files
PFC | 13 April 2017
The PFC is concerned at news that the PSNI are temporarily "suspending" their release of "sensitive" intelligence information to the NI Police Ombudsman, fearing it could jeapordise current investigations
PFC submission to Committee of Ministers re McKerr & ors v UK
21 Sept 2017 | 21 September 2017
Below is the PFC's recent submission to the Committee of Ministers concerning the McKerr group of cases. We have also attached the statement by the Irish Government to the CoM and their response issued today. Copies of other useful documents can be found on the Council of Europe website and the deci...
PFC letter to Chief Constable following the arrest and detention of Derry republican Tony Taylor
PFC | 06 May 2016
The PFC has maintained on-going contact with the solicitor acting on behalf of Derry republican Tony Taylor and we share the widespread concerns at his continuing detention without trial. We have raised these concerns with the Chief Constable and at meetings with different Justice Ministers and Secr...
Priest joins calls for release of Derry republican prisoner Tony Taylor
Seamus McKinney, The Irish News | 08 October 2016
A DERRY priest has joined a campaign for the release from prison of leading dissident republican Tony Taylor. Holy Family parish priest Fr Paddy O’Kane said he also prayed for Taylor’s case during Sunday Mass last week.
SINN FEIN'S Martin McGuinness has said that the report by the Police Ombudsman into the investigation of the murder of Sean Brown by loyalists was a 'damning indictment' of the policy of collusion and cover up.
Britain stands accused of helping known terrorists to assassinate suspected enemies of the state during the 1980s. A major, two-part Panorama investigation reveals the extent to which some members of the British intelligence services colluded with - and even tried to direct - loyalist death squads i...
Memo to Secretary of State on security options-Feb 1978 (added May 2018)
1978 memo to SoS (author unknown) outlining security options and highlighting the 'danger signs' that the (British) army are deploying patrols for "suppression" and Intelligence" with no intention of arresting and charging suspects. The memo goes on to suggest that any 'drift' back to army methods and goals is the "road that leads to executive action against terrorists , rather...