§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has protested to the Government of the Republic of Ireland about the IRA gunmen, operating in their territory, who were responsible for the murder of the three soldiers in South Armagh.
§ Mr. Hattersley
We have no reason to protest about the incident to the Government of the Irish Republic, who have in no way condoned this abuse of their territory. Indeed, their security forces have co-operated promptly and effectively with our own over this incident.