Irish Republican News · October 13, 2003
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Report due on Dublin/Monaghan attacks

The Dublin government will receive the Barron report into the 1974 bombings in Dublin and Monaghan in the next two weeks, it has been reported.

The report by Mr Justice Barron will address allegations that the British Crown forces colluded with the loyalist UVF bombers who carried out the attacks in which 33 people lost their lives. The attacks remain the biggest unsolved crime in the history of the 26 Counties, and the worst single loss of life in the last 30 years of conflict.

``It will be out pretty quickly,'' Justice Barron said yesterday.

While the report was originally expected last October, the work was frustrated by a lack of co-operation from the British authorities.

A report on collusion by retired Canadian supreme court judge Peter Cory on six murders was delivered last week and is expected to lead to a number of public inquiries, in

Reports suggest the contents of the Cory report wiull not be made known until after any election in the North.

meanwhile, the Dublin government is to make a statement ``in the next few weeks'' on another report investigating allegations that some garda police withheld information from police in the North which could have helped to prevent the Omagh bombing in August 1998.

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