British government refused to share identities of Dublin bombing suspects

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) decided in April 1975 not to tell the Irish government the identities of those it believed were responsible for the previous year's Dublin bombings, despite a request from the then Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to do so.

31st December, 2005

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) decided in April 1975 not to tell the Irish government the identities of those it believed were responsible for the previous year's Dublin bombings, despite a request from the then Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to do so.

The British ambassador in Dublin asked Sir Frank Cooper of the NIO whether “the suspected Dublin car bombers'‘ could be named in meetings with Irish officials scheduled for early May.

Cooper responded: “However...

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