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Jack Lynch On The Situation In North - 13 August 1969

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Published on Oct 31, 2009

In a landmark statement broadcast on radio and television, the Taoiseach Jack Lynch asks the British government to request a peace-keeping force from the United Nations. The Taoiseach states that the Northern Ireland government is no longer in control of the situation and that the RUC is not accepted as an impartial police force. He also announces that the Irish Army will set up field hospitals along the border as "it is clear also that the Irish government can no longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse. Sorry about how his voice goes strange in some parts of it.

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