Inquests

KATHLEEN THOMPSON INQUEST POSTPONED

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.

PFC submission to Committee of Ministers re McKerr & ors v UK

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...

Sean Brown Inquest Update/ACC Drew Harris intervention

In May the 26th(!) preliminary hearing took place at the Coroners Court in Belfast into the 1997 murder of GAA official Sean Brown in Bellaghy. No date has been set for a full hearing and it is probable that the inquest will not now take place this year despite repeated attempts by the coroner.

Declassified documents reveal army lobbied Attorney General not to prosecute soldiers

The Director of Public Prosecutions could be asked to reopen hundreds of Troubles-related cases involving killings from the 1970s following the discovery of statements in newly declassified papers which suggest soldiers were allowed to escape prosecution.