British urged to allow access to atrocity documents

by Democrat reporter

THE ORGANISATION representing victims and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings today welcomed the all-party support in the Dáil for a motion urging the British government "to allow access by an independent, international judicial figure to all original documents held by the British government relating to the atrocities".

The motion, which was passed earlier today, follows the Oireachtas debates on collusion held earlier this year in the wake the Judge Barron's reports into the involvement of the 'Glenanne gang' in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and other atrocities.

Barron's reports, which can be found on the website of the Pat Finucane Centre, showed widespread and systematic security force involvement in loyalist death squads in mid-Ulster in the 1970s.

Justice For The Forgotten insists that today's cross-party endorsement is of vital importance in light of the fact that, as the Oireachtas sub-committee which debated the Barron Repoprts, noted that they were "frustrated by the absence of any real co-operation from the British security forces".

"Justice For The Forgotten is now calling upon the British government to act promptly on this motion and looks forward to the appointment of an independent, international judicial figure," said a spokesperson for the group.

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