Nelson inquiry begins today

Whatever the doubts about the validity of the Finucane Inquiry, the inquiry into the alleged state collusion in the murder of Rosemary Nelson begins today. When there is such doubt about secretive operations there seems little alternative in post conflict situation, but to seek openness and transparency. Though some will argue that the same has not been forthcoming from any of the non-state actors in the conflict.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty