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State Papers: Irish diplomat angered by withdrawal of RUC protection

The plummeting threat from loyalists meant the RUC's close protection unit's car provided for the diplomats would be withdrawn `with immediate effect'. Picture by Pacemaker
Éamon Phoenix
THE RUC decision to withdraw its 'close protection service' for Irish officials working in the Anglo-Irish Joint Secretariat at Maryfield, near Belfast, sparked a major row between a senior Ir[...]

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