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TOM News, 6 July 2006:

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."



See 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

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

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