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Daily Ireland, 7 July 2006

Taoiseach urged to call summit

by David Lynch

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been urgedPictured here are Britain's  PM Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern. Mr Ahern has been urged to hold talks with Blair about British state collusion with loyalists in attacks on both sides of the border, including the Dundalk bombing. to call a special summit with Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair on collusion following the publication of the new Barron report.

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said: “Judge Barron reinforces the case that the mid-Ulster UVF, which was responsible for the fatal bombings at Dublin, Monaghan, Dundalk, Castleblayney and other attacks, acted in collusion with British crown forces.

“The report again highlights the fact that the Mitchell farm at Glennane, Co Armagh, was the UVF base for attacks.

“It also highlights that members of the RUC and UDR were members of the gang and that British crown forces at a higher level were well aware of what was going on there.

“Judge Barron points out that, once again, the British authorities gave minimal co-operation to his inquiry.
“This emphasises the need for a special summit meeting on collusion to be demanded of the British prime minister by the taoiseach.

“The taoiseach should press the British prime minister to require the British crown forces to co-operate fully with the hearings that will be held by the Oireachtas committee considering the Barron report, including attending the hearings in Dublin. Nothing less is acceptable,” said Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.

Mr Justice Henry Barron’s report focuses on the Dundalk bombing of December 19, 1975.

However, the report also contains references, in the form of appendices, to other incidents that were brought to the attention of the inquiry, including bombings in Castleblayney, Dublin Airport, and Silverbridge in Co Armagh, and the 1975 Miami Showband murders.


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See also:Interim Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk (The fourth Barron Report).

Daily Ireland, 6 July 2006: Blast victim’s relative hits out

The Irish Examiner, 6 July 2006: Loyalists had licence to kill Catholics, finds inquiry

The Irish Independent, 6 July 2006: Bombers 'treated better than victims'

The Irish News, 6 July 2006: Relatives want 1975 bombing inquiry

The Irish News, 6 July 2006: Horror lives on for bar owner

The Irish News, 6 July 2006: Report points to RUC reservist's farm as base for UVF operations

The Irish News, 6 July 2006: Hope that collusion theories may be brought to surface

LMFM Radio online news report, 6 July 2006: Hearings into report on Dundalk bombing to begin in September

TOM News, 6 July 2006: Latest Barron Report Highlights Need for Ahern-Blair Summit on Collusion

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