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Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images Geraldine Finucane, wife of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.
Pat Finucane

Pat Finucane mural unveiled before de Silva report

The report into the human rights lawyer’s death will be published tomorrow.

GERALDINE FINUCANE, THE wife of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, unveiled the mural in memory of her husband in west Belfast.

Tomorrow the de Silva review, the report into the  human rights lawyer’s death, will be published.

The Catholic father-of-three was shot dead when loyalist UDA/UFF gunmen used sledgehammers to burst in through the front door of his home in north Belfast in February 1989.

His widow Geraldine has vowed to keep up a campaign for a full public inquiry into the gun attack regardless of the findings of the review.

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams with Geraldine Finucane. Paul Faith/PA Wire

Speaking at the unveiling , Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD described him as a “remarkable, extraordinary and courageous Irishman.”

The Sinn Féin leader added:

Whatever the outcome of the de Silva review all of us have a duty to fully support the Finucane family’s response to it. The family’s demand for a full, transparent and accountable public inquiry is reasonable.

Geraldine Finucane speaking to the media at Belfast High court after the family of the murdered solicitor had been granted a judicial review of the decision not to hold a public inquiry into his death. Paul Faith/PA Wire

Read: Plot to kill Gerry Adams touched upon in Finucane report >

Read: Family of Pat Finucane begins legal challenge >

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