Tuesday, 7 November 2006
Leaders' Questions (Resumed).
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
The Taoiseach will recall that I addressed the issue of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings with him last week and that he signalled that the MacEntee investigation would be the next critical report in the series of reports into the Dublin-Monaghan bombings of May 1974 and other such attacks carried out by Unionist assassins in collusion with British forces.
Is the Taoiseach aware that since that opportunity last week, an independent international panel on collusion in sectarian killings published a substantive report that addresses more than 70 deaths attributable to those who planned and carried out their actions from the infamous Mitchell farm at Glenanne in County Armagh, which was a militant Unionist base? Is the Taoiseach aware that in 24 of the 25 specific attacks examined by this international independent panel, there is significant and credible evidence, in its opinion, of involvement by police and military agents both directly and in collusion with loyalist extremists? Is the Taoiseach aware that the panel also found that at least some police superiors in the North of Ireland knew of an expressed approval of instances of this conduct and that senior officials in London had information sufficient to put them on notice of the serious risk of this conduct?