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Speech by Jack Lynch (then Irish Taoiseach) following violence in Derry, 13 August 1969



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Speech by Jack Lynch, Irish Taoiseach, following violence in Derry,
13 August 1969

It is evident that the Stormont Government is no longer in control of the situation. Indeed the present situation is the inevitable outcome of the policies pursued for decades by successive Stormont Governments. It is clear, also, that the Irish Government can no longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse.

Source: White, B., John Hume: Statesman of the Troubles, Belfast, 1984


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