“Tell the police about IRA business, do you think I am f****** nuts”.

The Sunday Independent has been following the Robert McCartney murder inquiry.

Adds: Suzanne Breen has more detail to add here. H/T Dec.

On Friday, before the murder trial was adjourned, Gowdy gave more details of his meetings with the IRA during further difficult cross examination by Mr. Lyttle for Fitzpatrick. He said the first visit from the IRA lasted about one hour and was for the organisation’s “fact finding” purposes.

He had two further meetings with the IRA which lasted about three hours each during which he told its representatives the story of what happened “and who was there” when Robert McCartney was killed. There were two further meetings with the IRA after he made his affidavit to police on March 10, 2005.

When Mr. Lyttle asked him if he had told the police about these meetings with the IRA Gowdy erupted angrily saying “Tell the police about IRA business, do you think I am f****** nuts”.

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