Her name is Jean: Court rules PSNI ‘lacks independence’ to investigate legacy murder

By Ciarán MacAirt. Jean Smyth-Campbell was shot dead in a car in a layby on the Glen Road, Belfast, just before midnight on 8th June 1972. Only for her family, she may have become another forgotten victim of our dirty war. Jean was a 24-year-old single mother of a six-year-old […]

Rights denied: The implications of Brexit for Irish citizens

By Niall Muprhy. On 23 June 2016, 56 per cent of people in the North voted to remain in the European Union (EU). They did so because it is in our best interests politically and economically. The reckless and irresponsible rhetoric that has conditioned the British government’s approach to effecting […]

British Supreme Court rules Pat Finucane’s murder inquiry failed to meet human rights standards

Below are the collected public statements of Geraldine Finucane, Peter Madden and Madden & Finucane Solicitors on today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that the British government has not complied with its obligation under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights to hold an effective investigation into the […]

Brexit and DUP’s opposition to rights put unity referendum firmly on the agenda

By Rachel Coyle. While the political establishment in Ireland is determined to downplay the need for an Irish unity referendum, it is plainly obvious that the appetite for such a poll is growing by the day. Besides the obvious major constitutional shift that Brexit will cause, the demand for a […]

Reconciliation is only possible if it’s built on truth

By Anne Cadwallader. Families bereaved in the Northern conflict can only look on in disbelief as the population of Ireland, on both sides of the border, continues to focus almost exclusively on “the B word”. For a brief moment, last year, grieving relatives saw their desire for truth and justice […]