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Bank heist is snooze to the 'Irish Times'

ALMOST two weeks after spiking Kevin Myers's column suggesting the IRA was responsible for the £22m Northern Bank robbery, the Irish Times gingerly dipped its toe into the story last week with a report that there might possibly, after all, be a "nationalist" connection.

After carrying a front-page lead story on December 23 confidently saying that the IRA "denied" carrying out the biggest peace-time bank robbery in European history, the Old Lady of D'Olier Street decided a bit of a U-turn was called for.

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