Irish Examiner, 27 November 2006
collusion report pressurises Government
Pressure is mounting on the Government to
hold a public inquiry into the 1974 Dublin-Monaghan bombings and a
string of other loyalist attacks in the Republic, as a second report
into British collusion with loyalists is due to be published.
An Oireachtas committee report into three
separate bomb attacks in Dublin along with Dundalk, Co Louth and
Castleblayney, Co Monaghan found evidence of collusion in all three
attacks, which killed five people.
The attacks took place between 1975 and 1976.
The report, which will be published on Wednesday, is understood to
have uncovered what one source close to the investigation described as
“disturbing evidence of collusion”.
month, a panel of independent, international investigators found
“strong and credible evidence” of British state collusion in 24
out of 25 cases it investigated, involving the deaths of 76 people.
The panel investigated a series of murders which took place in the
early to mid-1970s and which are believed to be the work of a loyalist
group known as the ‘Glennane Gang’.
Earlier this month, a former police colleague of Chief Superintendent
Harry Breen, the highest ranking RUC man to be killed by the IRA
during the Troubles, claimed Breen was involved with the gang.
Margaret Urwin, of the victims’ group Justice For the Forgotten,
said the Government needs to hold a public inquiry into the 1970s
“The victims want to know the truth about what happened in
Dublin-Monaghan and in the other attacks which took place,” Mrs
“This can only be done through a public inquiry.”
However, the only public inquiry which the state has agreed to
undertake is into the killing of Breen, who is linked to loyalist
paramilitaries, and his colleague Bob Buchanan who were ambushed by
the IRA in March 1989.
The inquiry will not investigate Breen’s paramilitary links but will
instead focus on whether or not a member of the gardaí tipped off the
IRA about the two RUC men’s movements on the day they were killed.
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Pat Finucane Centre, Derry, statement, 3 November 2006: INVITATION
THE LAUNCH OF THE REPORT
OF THE INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL PANEL
ALLEGED COLLUSION IN SECTARIAN KILLINGS IN
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Irish Times/ireland.com, 6 November 2006: Garda
Castigated In Report On North Collusion
Irish American Information Service online, 6 November 2006: RUC
APPROVED AND COLLUDED IN 25 MURDERS - REPORT
2006-11-06 11:53:00.0 EST
BBC News online, 6 November 2006: Security
'Links' To Murder Plots
Ulster Television News online, 6 November 2006: US
academic shocked by report's findings
Telegraph, 7 November
2006 Collusion: PSNI
team 'not capable of getting to truth' Orde defends
cold case team after international criticism
Irish Daily Mirror, 7 November 2006: Shock
report alleges high-level collusion
Officials 'had information on 25 atrocities' RUC
& Army 'helped loyalists carry out. . 74 MURDERS
The Irish Daily
Mirror, 7 November 2006: So
Independent, 7 November 2006: Inquiry
'shocked' at RUC collusion
The Irish Examiner, 7 November 2006: Evidence
found of British collusion in bombings
The Guardian, 7 November
2006: RUC and army 'backed killers'
The Irish News,
7 November 2006: Questions haunt probe into
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