Gardai take broadcaster to court for contempt
Saturday 05 June 1993
Last Monday, Mr Byrne interviewed Osgur Breathnach, who is bringing an action against eight gardai alleging false imprisonment - he was jailed for 12 years in 1980 for the 1976 Sallins mail train robbery, but released on appeal in 1982. Mr Byrne allegedly suggested that if there was a public inquiry documents 'would be lost through floorboards'.
Mr Justice Geoghegan allowed the contempt application to go ahead on 14 June.
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