The inquiry is willing to act as a puppet for special branch….

An interesting discussion between Brendan Mac Cionnaith and Radio Free Eirean’s Sandy Boyer on the Rosemary Nelson inquiry. According to Mr Mac Cionnaith the

inquiry is willing to act as a puppet for special branch. It has moved from its remit of establishing who murdered Rosemary Nelson …. and it’s now going into grounds of speculation inuendo and character assination.

The terms of reference are

“ To inquire into the death of Rosemary Nelson with a view to determining whether any wrongful act or omission by or within the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Northern Ireland Office, Army or other state agency facilitated her death or obstructed the investigation of it, or whether attempts were made to do so; whether any such act or omission was intentional or negligent; whether the investigation of her death was carried out with due diligence; and to make recommendations.”

Brendans’ main points are:

recall if you will

John Stalker

Pat Finucane.


Francis Brown.

11 March 1994 Francis Brown (38) Catholic
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Killed by booby trap bomb, hidden in concrete block under his parked lorry, Obins Street, Portadown, County Armagh.

and the history of the British army base in Portadown.

(Note: The conversation will be archived on wbai’s archives at least until tomorrow, as it was broadcast last Saturday. As far as I know programmes are only archived for 7 days.)