Assessments Group (MI5 Northern Ireland)

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The Assessments Group was part of MI5 in Northern Ireland.

According to the Pat Finucane Review by Sir Desmond de Silva QC:

The Assessments Group was the section responsible for receiving intelligence relating to Northern Ireland from the RUC SB, the Security Service and the FRU, and using it to produce intelligence reports and assessments for the intelligence community and the UK Government.[1]


Head of Assessments Group (HAG)[2]


  1. Sir Desmond de Silva, Volume 1 - Chapter 3: Intelligence structures, Pat Finucane Review, 12 December 2012.
  2. The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report (PDF), Crown Copyright, 23 May 2001, p.163.
  3. Transcript Day 69, Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, 3 November 2008.
  4. Transcript Day 71, Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, 5 November 2008.
  5. Transcript Day 70, Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, 4 November 2008.
  6. Transcript Day 103, Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, 9 February 2009.