The Minister for Foreign Affairs has said it remains the Government’s view that a full public inquiry should take place into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

On Tuesday Belfast's Court of Appeal rejected the latest attempt by the Finucane family to compel the British government to set up an inquiry into the 1989 murder. 

At an event attended by the widow of Pat Finucane this evening, Minister Charlie Flanagan said the British government had promised to establish a public inquiry at talks in Weston Park almost 16 years and the commitment should be honoured.

He also called on the British government to provide the necessary resources for Legacy Inquests. 

He said he supported the case made for such resources made last year by Northern Ireland's Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.

The Finucane family has argued that some of the details of state collusion in the 1989 murder by loyalist paramilitaries are being 'swept under the carpet.' 

Geraldine Finucane says the review carried out by Sir Desmond da Silva for the British government in 2012 did not go far enough.