Fascinating to read that military documents declassified by the Irish government show that the Irish army planned to launch guerrilla attacks in Belfast in 1969.
According to the details revealed in the Sunday Times, among strategic locations to be targeted were the BBC’s television studios, the docks, airport and key industries.
I am sure the BBC would have provided tea and buns.
This shows the mindset that prevailed in the Republic all those years ago and helps explain how the IRA managed to operate with relative impunity south of the border, down Dundalk way. Some ATW readers may wonder why Unionism has been less than trusting of the the Irish Government. Now you know why.