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2 March 2006 Edition

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New developments in bombing inquiry

Patrick McAntee who heads the commission of inquiry into the Dublin Monaghan bombings this week said there has been a significant breakthrough. He has come into possession of new British security documentation. The BBC has reported that the source for this new material is someone associated with British intelligence. It also suggests that he has now interviewed one of three people he had wished to interview for quite some time and now views the prospects of interviewing the other two as much enhanced.

In light of this new information the Dublin Government has extended the inquiry deadline to the end of May.

The bombings were the worst act of mass murder in the 26 counties leaving 33 people dead. McAntee is inquiring into British involvement and also why the Garda investigation was wound down and what happened to Garda files on the case which have gone missing.

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