Government documents released under the 30-year rule have revealed that former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey received a warning letter from the loyalist paramilitary, the UVF, IN 1987.
In the letter the UVF alleges it worked had in glove with British intelligence since 1972 and that they had been requested to assassinate him by MI5 in 1985.
The UVF also details how British intelligence furnished them with in-depth details the former Taoiseach’s life and routine as well as aerial photos of his homes.
The request of kill Charlie Haughey came at a time when his relationship with British Prime Minister Thatcher was extremely strained.
The UVF told the Taoiseach they had refused this request to murder him on behalf of MI5 as they would no longer do the “dirty tricks” of the British.
The state paper gives more weight to the claims of collusion between loyalist terror groups and the British government.
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