Gardaí 'told RUC just enough to prevent RUC lives from being lost'
THE British view that cross-border security cooperation from Dublin was inadequate was raised by the British attorney general and future NI secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew in a letter to the foreign secretary Douglas Hurd.
On the issue of north/south security cooperation, Mayhew gave Hurd a personal insight: "On a recent visit to Enniskillen, the senior police officer in Fermanagh told me that the gardai, when they get to hear of anything on their side of the border, will tell the RUC just enough to prevent RUC lives being lost, but no more."
Mayhew's report was copied to prime minister John Major and the Secretary of State Peter Brooke.
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