The Report of the Patrick Finucane Review

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The Stationery Office, Dec 12, 2012 - Political Science - 861 pages
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Patrick Finucane, a practising lawyer who frequently acted for prominent members of the IRA, was murdered in his home in North Belfast by the loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) on the evening of 12 February 1989. Earlier reports by Lord Stevens (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/northern_ireland/03/stephens_inquiry/pdf/stephens_inquiry.pdf ) and Judge Cory (HCP 470, 2003-04, ISBN 9780102927412) came to clear conclusions that there was collusion but there has still been only limited information in the public domain. Sir Desmond de Silva was tasked with producing a full public account of any involvement by the Army, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Security Service (MI5) or other UK government body in the murder. Overall, de Silva was left in significant doubt as to whether Patrick Finucane would have been murdered by the UDA had it not been for the different strands of involvement by elements of the State. Furthermore there was a series of positive actions by employees of the State that actively furthered and facilitated his murder and that, in the aftermath there was a relentless attempt to defeat the ends of justice. However, each of the facets of the collusion that were manifest - the passage of information from members of the security forces to the UDA, the failure to act on threat intelligence, the participation of State agents in the murder and the subsequent failure to investigate and arrest key members of the West Belfast UDA - can each be explained by wider thematic issues which have been examined as part of the Review
 

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Contents

October 1987 Inventory passed to RUC SB
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Telephone CF 13 February 1989 extract
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Assessments Group note for file for the murder Patrick Finucane 199200
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February 1989
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March 1989 extract 2224
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September 1989 Index to intelligence dump 2936
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November 1989 extract 3739
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Brian Nelson statement to Stevens I investigation15 January 1990 4351
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Intelligence debrief of Kenneth Barrett 19 February 2002 146160
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investigation extract of evidence re Barrett 5 June 2003 161172
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R02 statement to Stevens IIl investigation 3 February 2004 173176
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Security Service intelligence documents
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and discussion of options 24 August 1981
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NIIR titled Threat to Solicitors 17 February 1989 197198
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Report extract re Nelson recce 24 May 1989
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RUC profile Patrick Finucane and Oliver Kelly 209213
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Statement made by Stevens l investigation 12 November 1990 5254
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Brian Nelson statement to Stevens ll investigation 19 April 1993 6268
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Brian Nelson statement to Stevens ll investigation 28 June 1993 6973
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RUC Special Branch RUC SB intelligence documents
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SB debrief form 7 February 1989 William Stobie 8385
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SB debrief form 9 February 1989 William Stobie
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SB 50 15 February 1989 intelligence from William Stobie 9394
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SB 50 16 February 1989 UDA discussion re murder
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RUC report re murder weapon 13 February 1989
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Neil Mulholland statement to Stevens III investigation 3 June 1999 117132
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Alan Simpson statement to Stevens III investigation 133145
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The prosecution of Brian Nelson
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Letter from Secretary of State 808 for Defence to Attorney General 229232
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Letter from AG to 08 Defence 11 March 1991 236244
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Loose minute from GS Sec 2 to 808 Defence 15 March 1991 245248
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Letter from SoSNl to AG 18 March 1991 252253
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Letter from AGs office to Private Secretary PS to the SoS 266267
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Report to RUC Chief Constable from John Stevens 12 April 1991 275278
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Loose minute from Cabinet Sec to the PM 26 April 1991 284285
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Letter from SoS NI to AG 13 May 1991
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Report Assistant Chief of Staff of the Intelligence Section ACOS 298301
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