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Statement from Peter Madden regarding the Pat Finucane case
at the High Court in Belfast

Posted by: PFC


The full judicial review challenge into the refusal of British Prime Minister David Cameron to establish a full independent public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane commenced today (Monday 11 May) at the High Court in Belfast. The hearing before Mr Justice Stephens is listed to last for one week.

Justice for the Forgotten appeals to the people of Dublin to show their solidarity with the bereaved families and injured survivors by attending these commemorative ceremonies.

follow the tweeted link here.

JFF & PFC will brief DFA Minister Charlie Flanagan today on Glenanne gang and Dublin & Monaghan

Posted by: JFF


Justice For The Forgotten & the Pat Finucane Centre will brief the Department of Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan today on the Glenanne gang and the Dublin & Monaghan bombings

Successful meeting at Dail Eireann yesterday with JFF sub-committee

Posted by: JFF


Successful meeting at Dáil Éireann yesterday with Justice For The Forgotten sub-committee, Pat Finucane Centre & ad-hoc Cross Party Committee. Strong support for ongoing work of Justice For The Forgotten.

Appeal For Witnesses - Death Of Tobias Molloy (16th July 1972)

Posted by: PFC


Tobias Molloy was returning to Strabane from Lifford on 16th July 1972 when he was struck on the chest by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army. Tobias died of his injuries.

The incident took place at the "Camel's Hump" British Army checkpoint in the early hours of the morning (Sunday night/ Monday morning.) Earlier that evening Tobias had attended a dance at the Inter Counties Hotel in Lifford, and was returning to Strabane after leaving his girlfriend home.

Tobias' family are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident that night.

The Pat Finucane Centre is supporting Tobias' family with this witness appeal. They will be holding a private clinic in Strabane this week for those who may have information and want to speak confidentially about the incident.

WHERE: Strabane District Caring Services, 32-36 Bridge Street, Strabane
WHEN: Thursday 14th May 5 pm – 7pm; Friday 15th May 12 noon – 2pm

PFC caseworkers can also be contacted, in confidence, at our offices in the Ráth Mor Centre, Bligh Lane, Derry, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. Telephone 02871 268846; email: info@patfinucanecentre.org

Derek Davis, RIP, letter to Irish Times re Dublin and Monaghan

Posted by: PFC

Picture copyright RTE


Derek Davis, the former BBC, RTE presenter and journalist whose death was announced today, heard the bombs detonate in Dublin in May 1974, killing 33 people and an unborn child. In this letter to the Irish Times, written at around the time Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin on the anniversary of the bombings, he asks why the Garda investigation was so cursory and for the truth to be told about the bombings in Dublin and Monaghan.

The text of the letter can be found at the Irish Times website here.