Sunday, January 09, 2005


Ahern 'Upset' With Sinn Fein

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today claimed that Sinn Fein leaders knew the IRA were planning Britain's biggest ever bank robbery while they were negotiating a peace deal with the British and Irish governments.
Ahern added that he had consulted with British counterpart Tony Blair and had no reason to doubt Chief Constable Hugh Orde's assessment that the IRA were involved in the robbery.

"This was a Provisional IRA job,this was a job that would have been known to the political leadership,that is my understanding," he said.

"I am upset,quite frankly,that in the period when we were in intensive talks trying to get a comprehensive agreement that my information is now that people in very senior positions would have known what was going on," Ahern added.

I welcome the Taoiseach's comments.If the Irish Prime Minister is angry with the Sinn Fein leadership does that mean he too is in league with the "British securocrats"?


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