Tuesday October 20, 2020

John Finucane: His father’s son

Almost three decades after his father by loyalist gunmen, Finucane is hoping to break into Northern politics by winning a Westminster seat for Sinn Féin in North Belfast

28th May, 2017
John Finucane: ‘I was struck by the message that came to me loud and clear after Martin McGuinness’s death: if you want change, do something about it’ Picture: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

‘The past is a deep wound in our society,” John Finucane’s mother would often tell him. “And so, how do you treat a deep wound? Put a plaster over the top of it, and you may well not see it or notice it for a while, but it’s going to get infected and it’s going to fester. Eventually that will burst, and it will be exceptionally poisonous....

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