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The Irish Independent, 29 November 2006:
British and loyalists 'colluded in bombing'Greg McKenna Political Editor
Collusion between loyalists and British security forces will be revealed today in a report into a Dundalk bombing 30 years ago.
The evidence is detailed in a report of the Independent Commission into the bombing of Kay's Tavern, Dundalk. The level of collusion uncovered was described last night by Green Party leader Trevor Sargent as "deeply disturbing" as he supported calls by victims' relatives for a public inquiry.
The report is part of an overall investigation by Mr Justice Henry Barron which deals with nine atrocities on both sides of the border between 1974 and 1976 in which 18 people were killed. These include three bombings in the Republic - in Dundalk, Castleblayney and Dublin Airport.
It also looks at six atrocities carried out in Northern Ireland, including the Miami Shoband killings.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is to meet relatives of the Miami victims tomorrow. The joint committee was asked to consider the report in public session so that it could report back to the Dail and Seanad by Friday.
This is the fourth and final set of hearings on inquiries made by Justice Barron.
The report reflects the statements made to the committee during its deliberations in the four days of hearings which were held, as well as the recommendations of the committee.
Among the main issues addressed by the committee is alleged state collusion in sectarian killings. Mr Sargent, who visited Dundalk last night, called for Government action on the findings of the report, which he described as deeply disturbing.
"The Irish government had concerns in the mid-1970s that loyalist paramilitaries and agents of the British state were colluding to cause harm to life in the south of Ireland," said Mr Sargent.
"This confirms the pattern of behaviour that has been recently reported by international legal and human rights experts on behalf of the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry. The consistent reports of high-level collusion demand a publc inquiry."
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See early media reports from the http://www.breakingnews.ie/ dated 29 November 2006:
See also the following report from ireland.com: Barron finds British collusion in attacks
The Argus (Dundalk), 29 November 2006: A high level of collusion found in Dundalk bombing
The Daily Telegraph, 29 November 2006: Ahern call for ‘collusion’ inquiry
Ulster Television News online, 29 November 2006:Green Party demand public inquiry
The Irish Examiner, 30 November 2006: Government backs report on collusion in North
The Irish Examiner, 30 November 2006: The nine attacks — a litany of terror and death
The Irish Examiner, 30 November 2006: ‘What we have heard today are things we have known for years’
The Irish Independent, 30 November 2006: British colluded in 'butchery'
The Irish Times, 30 November 2006: London must co-operate on collusion inquiries - Ahern
The Dundalk Democrat, 6 December 2006: Dundalk Bombings News Special: Reports by Anne Marie Eaton:
The Argus (Dundalk), 6 December 2006: News Special Report of Independent Commission of Inquiry into Dundalk Bombing
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Here is media coverage of the fourth Barron Report:
The Irish News, 5 July 2006: "Relatives 'furious' over Barron report blunder
See also The Irish News online breaking news, 5 July 2006: Pub bombers 'treated better than victims' families'
See also: Oireachtas press release of 5 July 2006.
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
The Irish Times, 6 July 2006: 1970s bombing victims complain of official neglect
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
Daily Ireland, 7 July 2006: Taoiseach urged to call summit
Daily Ireland, 7 July 2006: Barron inquiry typically leaves more questions than answers Conclusion of report into collusion allegations between loyalists and the British government is 'unsatisfactory'
Daily Ireland, 7 July 2006: Families to discuss Barron report
Daily Ireland, 7 July 2006: Garda probe questions raised
The Irish News of the World, 9 July 2006: Showband massacre: shocking new report Former cop behind plot
The Newry Democrat, 11 July 2006: Collusion summit call
The Dundalk Democrat, 12 July 2006: Gardai expected bomb at Imperial
The Dundalk Democrat, 12 July 2006: Barron Report is a step closer to the truth
The Dundalk Democrat, 12 July 2006: Families will continue their campaign for justice
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: Inquiry lists 19 suspects
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: Members of RUC and UDR probably knew about plan to bomb Dundalk
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: Guide to names listed by inquiry
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: My father and family have been let down by the government
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: Authorities reluctance to admit mistakes cost families heartache
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006:Joint Committee likely to hold series of hearings in autumn
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006: Sharp differences over fingermarks evidence
The Argus (Dundalk), 12 July 2006:Questions that still need answers
Daily Ireland, 13 July 2006: Justice Group seeks advice
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