Government fears Blair may limit Finucane inquiry

Confrontation is looming between British prime minister Tony Blair and the Irish government over concern that Blair is planning to push through a bill limiting the inquiry into the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane.

26th March, 2005

Confrontation is looming between British prime minister Tony Blair and the Irish government over concern that Blair is planning to push through a bill limiting the inquiry into the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane.

Blair is expected to call a British general election early next week, prompting fears that the much-criticised Inquiries Bill will be rushed through parliament within a matter of days. The bill would restrict the Finucane inquiry, allowing government ministers to demand...

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