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Day Eight of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Eight
Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Pages 22-23
“Triad gangs trafficking women into country to work in sex trade” – Tom Brady
“Irish criminals don’t mix with foreign groups on home turf” – Tom Brady
“Diplomats wanted traning to toughen up our ‘soft’ judges” – Adrian Rutherford
“British businessman is crime lord Kinahan’s West African frontman” – Tom Brady
“Irish funded Ugandan project hit by fraud claims” – Shane Phelan
“US concerns over rebel group raised eyebrows” – Shane Phelan


Page 26
“From the Celtic Tiger’s collapse to terror threats” – Shane Phelan

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Day Seven of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Seven
Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Front Page
“US envoys poured scorn on our health system” – Shane Doran

Page 9
“Journalist ‘abducted and tortured’ by Ugandan police” – Shane Phelan
“Tullow executive denies making corruption claims” – Shane Phelan
“Diplomat retained key role after Afghan expulsion” – Shane Phelan
“UN lashes Ireland over ‘terror flights’ – Shane Phelan
“Troop worry for aid workers”
“Official moved after gun attack”
“Russian PM ‘under pressure’ to claim he was poisoned”

Page 8
“Irishman shot dead in Bolivia ‘not part of plot to kill president'” – Shane Doran
“Cowen put pressure on envoy over status of ‘illegals’ in US” – Shane Doran
“Irish citizen held for four years as terror suspect” – Shane Phelan
“US envoys poured scorn on our health system” – Shane Doran (cont’d)

Page 12
“Fine line to walk between diplomacy and espionage” – James Downey

Day Six of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Six
Monday, 6 June 2011

Front Page
“How the US keeps tabs on our ‘extremists’ – Shane Phelan and Tom Brady

Page 15
“How the US keeps tabs on our ‘extremists’ – Shane Phelan and Tom Brady (cont’d)

Pages 16-17
“Pressure for gardai and troop help in Afghanistan” – Tom Brady
“Ireland was complacent on extremist thread, said US diplomat” – Tom Brady
“State wanted ‘heads up’ on citizen’s terror listing” – Tom Brady
“Tight controls mean Ireland poses low risk” – Tom Brady
“Family of murdered aid worker asked Ahern to help find remains” – Shane Phelan
“Labour chiefs told Gilmore second Lisbon poll inevitable” – Fiach Kelly

Pages 18-19
“Lenihan ‘ineffective’ in integration position” – Shane Phelan
“Shia Muslims told officials of terrorist sleeper-cell fears” – Tom Brady
“Islamic parents worry culture here hurting children’s values” – Tom Brady

Page 21
“We’re no exception to reality of post-9/11 security” – Shane Phelan

Day Five of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Five
Saturday, 4 June 2011


Front Page”
“Provo ‘businessmen’ fronted property drive” – Tom Brady


Pages 20-21
“Provo ‘businessmen’ fronted property drive” – Tom Brady (cont’d)
“Idea of coalition with Sinn Fein provoked fury among FF TDs” – Adrian Rutherford
“Britain exposed IRA mole Donaldson to taunt Provos” – Tom Brady


Page 23
“Ahern hardened his stance toward SF after £26.5, robbery” – Tom Brady
“Northern Bank raid was breaking point” – Eamon Delaney


Pages 24-25
“US tried to force action on Colombia Three” – Tom Brady
“McDowell backed US pursuit of Garland” – Tom Brady
“‘No change’ in policy on US military flight checks” – Fionnan Sheehan and Lise Hand
“US kept close eye on ‘Slab’ Murphy investigation” – Tom Brady
“Diplomat in Taliban link claim kept role as adviser” – Shane Phelan


Pages 26-27
“IRA retained active global support” – Adrian Rutherford
“Afghan stand-off ended in ‘victory'” – Tom Brady
“Internment was ‘an option’ in the North as late as 1988” – Adrian Rutherford
“Thatcher offered to train gardai in anti-terror flight” – Adrian Rutherford
“UK feared second Brighton attack”


Page 31
“Cables shine light on how extradition tested ties with US” – Tom Brady

Day Four of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Four
Friday, 3 June 2011


Front Page
“FF turned blind eye to US ‘torture flights'” – shane Phelan


Pages 24-25
“FF turned blind eye to US ‘torture flights'” – shane Phelan (cont’d)
“Spook speak for kidnap, smuggling and torture” – Don Lavery
“Government refused to grant US soldiers any special status” – Tom Brady
“Airport talks kept quiet ‘for fear of anti-war protests” – Shane Phelan


PAges 26-27
“Cabinet divided on resettling of former Guantanamo inmates” – Shane Phelan and Tom Brady
“Fears for ‘psychologically damaged’ detainees sent here” – Shane Phelan
“Irish firm blocked from exporting lasers to Iran over missile fears” – Shane Phelan
“cullen: Ryanair’s takeover bid not tolerated” – Shane Phelan
“Gilmore under fire over Lisbon views” – Fionnan Sheehan


Pages 28-29
“HSE children ended up in brothels” – Tom Brady and Shane Phelan
“How the scourge of people trafficking grew in Ireland” – Shane Phelan
“US official intervened to secure release of kidnapped priest” – Shane Doran
“Diplomats horrified plane deal awarded to Boeing rival” – Shane Phelan


Pages 30-31
“‘Only the IRA had discpline to keep £26.5m off streets'” – Tom Brady and Adrian Rutherford
“Businessman suspected of heist role” – Tom Brady
“Robbery came close to killing off peace process” – Tom Brady and Adrian Rutherford
“US believed party was a spent political force” – Adrian Rutherford
“Adams’ denial of IRA links to crime ‘absurd'” – Adrian Rutherford
“Top Republican favoured by US Embassy” – Tom Brady
“Official hailed Assembly as a ‘daily miracle'” – Adrian Rutherford


Pages 32-33
“Shannon goes to heart of our relationship with US” – Eamon Delaney

Day Three of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Three
Thursday, 2 June 2011


Front Page

“Revealed: total chaos in coalition as economy collapsed” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan
“Aid worker Sharon ‘left to endure two extra months of kidnap hell'” – Shane Phelan


Pages 24-25
“Revealed: total chaos in coalition as economy collapsed” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan (cont’d)
“OECD criticised last coalition over delay in tackling bribery” – Shane Phelan
“Embassy feared FF, Greens ‘not up to task'” – Shane Phelan
“US companies uneasy over awarding of state contracts” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan
“Top aide tried to calm tax break concerns” – Shane Phelan


Pages 26-27

“US told NAMA discounts to hit 50pc but official line was 30pc” – Brendan Keenan and Shane Phelan
“Officials continued to insist banks were safe” – Shane Phelan
“Top diplomat bemusd by ‘turned the corner’ speech'” Shane Phelan
“Breakdown in social partnership ‘a risk to investors'” – Shane Phelan
“Fianna Fail hits out at ‘cynical’ Gilmore” – Fionnan Sheehan


Pages 28-29
“Trade deal moving jobs to North sealed with ‘wink and nod'” – Adrian Rutherford
“Eircom was ‘Luddite’ in attitude to technology” – Shane Phelan
“Chinese wouldn’t discuss reforms” – Brendan Keenan and Shane Phelan
“Blueprint for recovery that was adopted by Haughey had been spurned by FitzGerald” – Brendan Keenan
“French and German firms ‘notorious tax avoiders'” – Shane Phelan
“Sarkozy tax threat ‘hit a nerve’ with McCreevy” – Brendan Keenan


Pages 30-31
“North’s civil service unfit for purpose, say advisers” – Adrian Rutherford and Shane Phelan
“Robinson’s struggles with ‘bigots’ in unionism” – Adrian Rutherford
“British claimed DUP leader was ‘hanged by a thread'” – Adrian Rutherford
“Sudan blocked ransom that could have ended Sharon’s kidnap terror weeks earlier” – Shane Phelan


Page 32
“Leaked cables reveal foolish optimism prior to almighty crash” – Brendan Keenan

Day Two of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Two
Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Front Page
“The singing pub-goer and the sociable loner”


Pages 26-27
“BIFFO nickname suited Cowen ‘especially well’, said US envoy” – Shane Phelan
“‘Ahern’s frugal lifestyle apparent to all'” – Shane Phelan
“Putin ‘all show and a slippery character'”
“‘He is a genuine “old boy” from north Dublin, with a distinct accent, in English and in Irish, to match'” – Shane Phelan


Pages 28-29
“Clinton was kept in loop on expenses scandals” – Shane Phelan
“Minister’s delay in stepping down took the sting out of budget’s ‘political punch'” – Shene Phelan
“Frustrated Ahern tried to raise stakes in power-sharing drive” – Shane Doran and Adrian Rutherford
“SF spooked by dissident ‘plot’ to kill McGuinness” – Adrian Rutherford
“Embassy officials cosied up to opposition as crisis deepened” – Shane Phelan


Pages 30-31
“What US really thinks of our leaders” (Collection of quotes)
“Sometimes best stories really are too good to be true”…” – Shane Doran


Pages 32-33
“Cowen’s ‘remarkable’ failure” – Shane Phelan
“Treaty rejection sparked anti-Irish sentiment in Germany” – Shane Phelan
“Gilmore ‘took opposing views in public and private'” – Fionnan Sheehan
“America was unaware of source of Libertas funding” – Shane Phelan
“Ganley ‘wanted Ahern’s US address delayed'” – Shane Phelan


Page 34
“Yes it’s a special relationship, but the US still doesn’t trust us” – Fionnan Sheehan