BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is offering to return audiotapes of people interviewed for an oral history on the Northern Ireland conflict.
Detectives who fought Boston College for access to the tapes recently used information from them to arrest Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning about the 1972 IRA killing of a Belfast widow. Adams denied involvement, and has been released.READ MORE: Tiger Woods To Make Return At PNC Championship
The school says that since litigation surrounding British subpoenas of some of the Belfast Project material has ended, it’s appropriate to return the tapes. The college says it will turn over any original tapes to those who request theirs, and the school won’t retain copies or transcripts of any returned tapes.READ MORE: Ayanna Pressley Pushes To Remove Lauren Boebert From House Committee Assignments After Anti-Muslim Comments
Subjects agreed to speak about their IRA careers on condition the interviews would remain sealed until their deaths.
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