Murphy Family Take Murder Case to Police Ombudsman

The Murphy family from Ligoniel in North Belfast today took their concerns about collusion and the failure of the RUC to investigate the theft of weapons from British Army bases to the Police Ombudsman. In January 1974, the UDA (using a weapon the UVF took from Lurgan Territorial Army Base in 1973)...

Glenanne Families Demand Action From PSNI

Families bereaved in the "Glenanne" series of murders have heard a lawyer acting for the Police Service of Northern Ireland admit that nothing has been done in three months to resolve its continuing breach of their human rights.

Families Challenge MoD and Prime Minister in London

In November 2016 the families of Christopher Quinn and Kevin Heatley along with the Pat Finucane Centre utilised Advans in London to highlight the murders of their relatives and the appalling treatment they endured after the killings, in response to Theresa May's comments on those pushing for human...


KATHLEEN THOMPSON INQUEST POSTPONED UNTIL NEW YEAR The inquest into the death of Kathleen Thompson, due to start tomorrow in Derry, has been postponed until the New Year.

Use of "torture" in 1971/ 72 was "a political decision"

This letter, written 31 March 1977, explicitly states that torture in Northern Ireland was a political decision made by then Secretary of State Lord Carrington.

Report from Dr. Denis Leigh regarding the death of Sean McKenna

Medical evidence linking premature death of one of the "Hooded Men", Sean McKenna, with his treatment during "interrogation in-depth" at the hands of RUC Special Branch under the instruction of the British Army.

Secretary of State's Rules of Engagement in Northern Ireland

A memo from a private secretary to the Secretary of State in 1975 suggesting that the SoS would like to see '... some form of dispensation permitting the Forces to open fire in an emergency without fear of subsequent legal action.' The author speculates that compensation claims by the relatives of t...

Project Launch and Family Day Highlights

The Pat Finucane Centre recently secured funding from the European Union's Peace IV Programme to support our Recovery of Living Memory Archive (RoLMA) project. To celebrate, we invited the families we work with for an afternoon of speeches, food, and community.

Statement from Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs re 'Hooded Men'

Statement issued by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan TD in which the government requests of the EcHR that the case of the 'Hooded Men' be reopened in light of new revelations.

Good Friday Agreement Implementation Committee

PFC's Anne Cadwallader and Justice for the Forgotten's Margaret Urwin spoke to the Oireachtas on the topic of the Good Friday Agreement's implementation on 12 October.