Northern Ireland police documents about an IRA bombing that killed 12 people at La Mon House Hotel have disappeared, victims’ relatives claimed today. The hotel, located outside Belfast, was targeted in one of the most horrific attacks of the Troubles, with many of those killed in February 1978 burned beyond recognition by a fireball.
Interviews with IRA men, original papers from up to 100 detectives and notes about a warning call and a car used by the bombers have not been recovered by independent investigators reviewing the case, families said. They have now renewed calls for a full public inquiry into the bombing. In a statement today, they claimed: “It would appear to the victims that key documents were removed from the files with the view to protecting IRA members who today may be involved in the peace process at the highest level.”
The highest level? I wonder who they might mean. I suppose we could ask former DUP MP Iris Robinson who, using Parliamentary privilege in 2003, named GERRY ADAMS as of one the guilty. Of course five years later, her Party was able to stomach that detail and enter Government with him. I wonder at what point she changed her mind regarding her assertion? Did her husband endorse what was said?