“A document from 10 Downing Street released to the UK National Archives under the 30-year rule claims that the IRA sent a message through an intermediary “to the effect that it was time to talk and end the present violence”
An article in the Irish Times reports that Sinn Fein sought peace talks with the British Government in early 1978. The information released under the thirty-year rule suggest that the IRA were sending out messages for a truce.
Republican, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh has rejected the claims however.
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