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The Daily Telegraph, 29 November 2006:

Ahern call for ‘collusion’ inquiry

By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent

Last Updated: 1:59am GMT 30/11/2006


British security forces colluded with loyalist paramilitary groups who committed international acts of terrorism in the 1970s, a committee of the Irish parliament claimed last night.

Bertie Ahern, the Irish Prime Minister, called on the British Government to examine the findings of the committee's report, which looked at 18 fatalities during the Troubles.

Mr Ahern said the findings of the justice committee report painted a "very disturbing picture" that was "deeply troubling".

It claimed that there was "widespread" collusion between the British security forces and loyalist terror groups behind a series of murders on both sides of the Irish border.

The parliamentary investigation said that at the time the British Cabinet was aware of the level to which the security forces had been infiltrated by terrorists.

It added: "We believe that its inadequate response to this knowledge permitted the problem to continue and grow."

According to the report, the "spectre of collusion" was present at all of the bomb and gun attacks under investigation between 1974 and 1976.

The committee said there was no valid reason why British authorities should not play their part in uncovering the full extent of collusion.

"Given that we are dealing with acts of international terrorism that were colluded in by the security forces, the British Government cannot legitimately refuse to co-operate with investigations and attempts to get to the truth," it said.

The killings included some of the most notorious loyalist atrocities of the Troubles, including the bombing of Kay's Tavern in the border town of Dundalk, the Miami Showband massacre, the Dublin Airport bombing and the bombing of the Three Star Inn in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.

The committee was examining the fourth report of Mr Justice Henry Barron, a former Supreme Court judge who had been charged with investigating the loyalist terror attacks.

Dermot Ahern, the Irish foreign minister, said he had told Peter Hain, the Northern Ireland Secretary, of the Irish Government's "grave concern" at the allegations.

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