Northern Ireland Officials Want Full Oral History Collection

May 23, 2014

Police in Northern Ireland are now demanding full access to an oral history collection at Boston College featuring interviews with key players in the turmoil there between the Irish Republican Army and British authorities, Boston.com reported. The interviews have been the subject of years of litigation, in which scholars said that they should remain confidential and the British and U.S. governments demanded their release to investigate crimes during that period. Eventually a small number of records were released, and the new demand could reopen litigation and debate.

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