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Dublin Cover-Up Was Government Policy
"Nothing Must Be Done To Offend British, Help IRA"
Father Sean Mc Manus, Irish National Caucus • 12.12. 03

CAPITOL HILL. December 12, 2003 --- "The Barron Report into the 1974 Dublin Bombing has revealed nothing new, except to remind us that the Dublin Government had only one policy : 'Nothing must be done to offend the British Government or say anything that indirectly might help the IRA'".

That is how Irish-Americans will react to the Report, according to Father Sean Mc Manus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus.

Father Mc Manus said: "The rot set in under Jack Lynch and Dessie O'Malley, and was continued with a vengeance under Liam Cosgrave, Garret FitsGerald and Conor Cruise O'Brien, and reflected in the Irish Embassies worldwide, especially in Washington. It continued until Albert Reynolds -- God bless him -- threw his weight behind the peace-process.

"Until Albert Reynolds, the highest priority of the Dublin governments was not to eliminate the cause of the problem in Northern Ireland -- injustice and oppression -- but rather to eliminate the IRA and to marginalize Sinn Fein. Therefore they were silent, even when the British Government committed state terrorism on the streets of Dublin.

"Since Albert Reynolds, the Irish government has done great work for the peace-process and Irish-Americans can be rightly proud of it. Now I hope it will fully exorcise the ghosts of the previous governments by holding a Public Inquiry into the Dublin bombing, and demand explanations of the previous leaders who performed so shamefully."





















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