Boston College: IRA interviews should stay sealed
By Anonymous, September 10, 2012
By Denis Lavoie (AP)— A lawyer for Boston College says a judge was wrong to order the school to give police in Northern Ireland recordings of interviews with former members of the Irish Republic Army. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Friday in the school's appeal.
College researchers conducted and recorded the interviews as part of an oral history project.
In January, a federal judge ordered the school to turn them over to the U.S. Department of Justice for handover to Northern Ireland police, who are investigating the IRA's 1972 killing of a Belfast woman.
Participants say the interviews were supposed to be kept secret until their deaths.
In July, the appeals court upheld a ruling ordering Boston College to turn over an interview with convicted IRA car bomber Dolours Price. (AP)