Historian loses legal battle to name past British informersHistorians in the News
tags: Ireland, britain
A tribunal in London has dismissed on grounds of national security an application by a Cork historian to release the names of paid British informers who operated within Ireland more than a century ago.
Barry Keane, the author of Massacre in West Cork, wanted to obtain the names of informants who worked against Irish secret societies between 1892 and 1910.
He has lost an appeal against the Home Office, the Metropolitan police service and the UK Information Commissioner by a two-to-one majority decision of the first-tier tribunal in London’s Chancery Lane.
The tribunal decided that releasing the informers’ names would risk harm to their descendants and hamper the recruitment of informants. It said their names should remain secret “in perpetuity”. ...
comments powered by Disqus
- The original Watergate lock that burglars picked open is going to auction
- Trump, Mueller And The Ancient History Of Grants Of Immunity
- Documents show Gorbachev was assured US wouldn't expand NATO into Central and Eastern Europe
- Memorial to honor 4,000 victims of lynching to be built in Montgomery, Alabama
- Study: Inequality is a phenomenon of the past 10,000 years
- Linda Gordon’s new book captures how white supremacy has long been part of our political mainstream
- Yale Civil Rights history course is a "call to action" and a chance "to be woke”
- Gil Troy back’s Trump decision on Jerusalem
- College Board revises AP European history test in response to criticism by conservatives
- AHA says it’s feasible to stop the proposed tax on grad student tuition waivers