Saturday 24 February 2018

John-Paul McCarthy: Testimony of renegade Provos just won't go away, you know

Sinn Fein should brace for a veritable tsunami of claims by former IRA members, writes John-Paul McCarthy

The dispute between Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre and the US government is in many ways a classic peace process set-piece.

Moloney and McIntyre taped interviews with senior loyalist and republican paramilitaries, and they recently lost in their attempt to keep these tapes in the treasure room of Boston College's Burns Library.

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals in Boston told them that they cannot get around a mutual assistance treaty signed by the Americans and the British which mandates full co-operation in criminal investigations.

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