TOM News, 6 July
Latest Barron Report Highlights Need for Ahern-Blair
Summit on Collusion
Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has said the latest report from
Judge Barron on bombings carried out by unionist paramilitaries in collusion
with British crown forces highlights the need for a special summit meeting
between the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair
exclusively on the issue of collusion.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said: "The latest report from 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,
County Armagh, was the UVF base for attacks, that members of the RUC and UDR
were members of the gang and that British crown forces at 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 Tony Blair 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."
the Irish News, 5 July 2006: "Relatives
'furious' over Barron report blunder
also The Irish News online breaking news, 5 July 2006: Pub
bombers 'treated better than victims' families'
also: Oireachtas press
release of 5 July 2006.
Ireland, 6 July 2006: Blast
victim’s relative hits out
Irish Examiner, 6 July 2006: Loyalists
had licence to kill Catholics, finds inquiry
Irish Independent, 6 July 2006: Bombers
'treated better than victims'
Irish News, 6 July 2006: Relatives
want 1975 bombing inquiry
Radio online news report, 6 July 2006: Hearings
into report on Dundalk bombing to begin in September
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the Ludlow family's website. Visit Justice
for the Forgotten Statement
by John Oliver Weir
Inquiry Report into the 17 May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings,
Report: on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, can also be downloaded in pdf
the Barron Report into the murder of Seamus Ludlow from the Oireachtas website
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