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Garda rejects Kincora probe author's request for Mountbatten files

Garda rejects Kincora probe author's request for Mountbatten files 11 Lord Louis Mountbatten By Kathryn Johnston November 13 2019 6:55 AM Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has refused an author's request to view Garda security logs of Northern Ireland-registered cars which travelled between Belfast and Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo, the late Earl Mountbatten's summer home. Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence. Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from L

Garda rejects Kincora probe author's request for Mountbatten files

Garda rejects Kincora probe author's request for Mountbatten files 11 Lord Louis Mountbatten By Kathryn Johnston November 13 2019 6:55 AM Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has refused an author's request to view Garda security logs of Northern Ireland-registered cars which travelled between Belfast and Classiebawn Castle in Co Sligo, the late Earl Mountbatten's summer home. Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence. Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from L

Mountbatten biographer appeals to Garda chief Harris for his help in uncovering secret Kincora paper

By Kathryn Johnston September 13 2019 7:00 AM The author of a royal biography on the Mountbattens has written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to ask for his help in uncovering secret Kincora papers. Mr Harris is a former PSNI Deputy Chief Constable and acted as liaison with MI5, and writer Andrew Lownie believes "he would be the right man to know where the bodies are buried on either side of the Irish border". In the letter, Lownie says that almost 40 years since the IRA assassination of Earl Mountbatten, "many important relevant files surrounding his life and death remain closed". 'Sean', a former resident of Kincora House in east Belfast, has spoken to Lownie for the biography, The Mount

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