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Ireland on Sunday article - complete nonsense

1 January, 2006


A Sinn Féin spokesperson has described today's story in Ireland on Sunday as a ludicrous attempt to distract attention away from the fact that elements within British Intelligence Agencies, who remain in place, were responsible for collapsing the power sharing government in the north in 2002. The spokesperson said that the story in Ireland on Sunday was completely untrue and the matter has now been placed in the hands of the party's solicitors.

The spokesperson said:

"Republicans have many decades of experience of the black propaganda activities of British Intelligence and the efforts of some in their agencies to undermine the peace process.

"Over the last number of weeks we have seen repeated attempts to distract attention away from the fact that elements within Britain's Intelligence Agencies were responsible for collapsing the power-sharing government in the north. This has included stories planted in the media, naming individuals without even one iota of evidence being produced and without any thought to the impact on the individuals and their families or the damage to their reputations.

"Today's story in the Ireland on Sunday is done in the same vein. There is no truth to the story. It has been printed without any evidence whatsoever. It has been done without any thought to the impact on the family involved.

"Deputy Ó Caoláin and Sinn Féin take this attack on his reputation very seriously and we have now placed the matter in the hands of the party's solicitors."ENDS

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