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Martin McGartland

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?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Info, Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland

Mr McGartland

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.

Regards,

PPS FOI Team

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For Info .....

Pamela Pamela Atchison
"was promoted to Senior Assistant Director in November
2009 with overall responsibility for a wide range of matters
including the most serious and complex casework, prosecutions
for government departments, appeals, extradition, and the
development of legal policy."

NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROCECUTIONS FOR
NORTHERN IRELAND APPOINTED

2 April 2012

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John F Larkin QC, today
appointed Pamela Atchison as the new Deputy Director of Public
Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.

Pamela Atchison is a solicitor with extensive experience in criminal
law and as a prosecutor.

Speaking about the appointment the Attorney General said:
"I am delighted to appoint Pamela Atchison as the new Deputy
Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland. Her
knowledge and experience will be a great asset as she meets the
challenges ahead. Pamela now becomes the first female to hold
this prestigious post, one of the highest positions within the
criminal justice system. In her new role I am sure she will be an
inspiration to other women lawyers in both the public and private
sectors.

I take this opportunity to pay tribute to Pamela’s predecessor
Jim Scholes whose wise leadership has served the public well for
many years. The prosecution service has been indeed fortunate to
have had a lawyer of his skill, wisdom and integrity at its heart
for so long.”

Welcoming the appointment, Barra McGrory QC, Director of Public
Prosecutions said:
“Pamela Atchison is an outstanding criminal
lawyer and I am delighted that the Attorney General has made
this appointment. I am very much looking forward to working
with her in this important leadership role within the Public
Prosecutions Service.”
Notes to Editors
1. The appointment of the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for
Northern Ireland is made by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland
under section 30 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002
2. Jim Scholes retired as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
on 29 March 2012.
3. Biographical Note
Pamela Atchison, Solicitor, was appointed Deputy Director of Public
Prosecutions for Northern Ireland on 2 April 2012.
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She graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast with a
First Class degree in languages. Pamela decided to pursue a
career in law and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the
Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland in 1978
having completed a three year apprenticeship in the firm
founded by her late father, Ivan Greene, which specialised in
civil defence litigation.
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In 1982 she joined the then Department of the Director of Public
Prosecutions to pursue her interest in criminal law and in 1999
was the first woman promoted to Assistant Director. As
Assistant Director she held different posts including lead
responsibility for the Stevens III Investigation, one of the largest
and longest running police investigations in the UK.
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Pamela was promoted to Senior Assistant Director in November
2009 with overall responsibility for a wide range of matters
including the most serious and complex casework, prosecutions
for government departments, appeals, extradition, and the
development of legal policy.
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She has two grown-up children which has given her time to
develop her interest in art. Pamela also enjoys travelling,
photography, reading, and has eclectic tastes in music.

For media enquiries:

Relating to Pamela Atchison or the Public Prosecution Service please
contact – Lynn Hutchinson at the Public Prosecution Service on 028
90 897187, 07799115253 or by email
lynn.hutchinson@ppsni.gsi.gov.uk
.
Relating to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions appointment
process please contact – Eamonn McConville at the Office of the
Attorney General office on 028 9072 5310 or by email
Eamonn.McConville@attorneygeneralni.gov.uk

http://www.ppsni.gov.uk/Branches/PPSNI/P...

Info, Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland

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Mr McGartland

Please find attached response to your request below.

Regards
PPS FOI Team

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These are just three (of the many cases) in which former State (Mi5, RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and Army) agents who gave their all in the fight against terror only to have been abandoned by those they so loyally served, MI5, RUC, PSNI, Special Branch, Army and State:

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour:
The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour [who gave his all in the fight against terror] was abandoned by RUC /PSNI / Special Branch / Mi5 and State. Sadly Raymond has since died. See further informers here, below link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89TyMAj...

Case 2: Former agent Martin McGartland:
Former undercover agent Martin McGartland abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State.....

The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Martin McGartland has faced [Failed] attempts by MI5, Police and Special Branch to to stich him up as well as false arrests, malicious prosecutions and much more. Martin has been left permanently disabled as a result of his 1999 shooting by IRA (as a direct result of MI5, Police and state Vendetta and negligence and withdrawal of medical treatment ) .... See further informers here, below link;

https://youtu.be/i3O0CQPSKf0

Case 3 - former undercover Kevin Fulton abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State. The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness. More information here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2x7mDQ...