Protest Over Noah Donohoe Inquest Files to be Held in Belfast

The 14 year old died in 2020

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A protest will be held in Belfast on Saturday over a PSNI application to redact some information in police files to be used during the inquest into the death of schoolboy Noah Donohoe. 

The protest is being organised by the Donohoe family, and will take place at Belfast City Hall at 1pm.

The law firm representing the family of schoolboy Noah Donohoe has expressed “grave concerns” over the actions of the Northern Ireland Secretary of State in relation to an application to redact parts of three police files to be used during the inquest into the child’s death.

The application to redact sensitive materials is being made by the PSNI through the Public Interest Immunity (PII) process, which needs to be supported by a certificate signed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland or another Northern Ireland Office minister.

It emerged at the end of July that NI Secretary of State Shailesh Vara signed the PII certificate, which was met with criticism by the Donohoe family and the First Minister designate of Northern Ireland.

Noah Donohoe and his mother Fiona

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