Gerry Adams' former bodyguards and convicted IRA terrorists Jim McCarthy and Paul 'Chico' Hamilton, the 2 men who kidnapped Martin McGartland
13 April 2017
Dear Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland,
It has been widely reported in the media that; "Northern Ireland's chief prosecutor asked his deputy (Pamela Atchison) to stay away from decision making over her role in a decision not to prosecute an alleged IRA spy for perjury."
BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-irel...
This request replates to PPS case number 494149. I would like to know;
Q1: If Pamela Atchison has ever at anytime in the past had any connection, dealings with (either directly or indirectly) with the above case or any decisions made relating to it during her time working with, on behalf of the PPS?
If Ms Atchison has had any such involvement, I am requesting full details, as well as all recorded information held by the PPS.
Q2: I would like the same information as 1 above, concerning the DPP, Barra McGrory, relating to any connection, dealings (either directly or indirectly) or any decisions made relating to the case during his time with the PPS or while working on its behalf.
Q3: How many times during the past 10 years has this case been reviewed by the PPS. Has there ever been any independent (external, outside N.I) review of the case during that time?
I acknowledge receipt of your email. Your request for information will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a response will issue in due course.
PPS FOI Team
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