Ref NoPOL35/9/266
Alt Ref NoPOL35/266
Title'The Narrative'
DescriptionFile of eleven separate parts of 'The Narrative' Duddy's contemporary notes from his meetings and conversations with and messages to and from, representatives of the British government and of Sinn Féin (including copies). This spans a period within which the 9 paragraphs were composed by the British government for Sinn Féin to work on, the Warrington bomb (20 March), Sinn Féin's 11 paragraphs and an offer of a ceasefire (10 May) in response. (Captions by [Éamonn Downey] and marginal commentary by him throughout the text, some of it pointing to contradictions in text, some cross-referencing to other documents. The separate excerpts from this 'Narrative' by Downey, were made to place events in chronological order. Code-names are 'June' for Duddy, 'Robert'/ 'Fred'/ 'Colin Ferguson' for (name unknown), 'Tax' for 'Pony Man', 'Star' for Denis Bradley, 'Campbell' for McGuinness and Gerry Kelly, also 'Walter' for McGuinness, 'James' for John Deverell, 'Q' for Quentin Thomas, 'Chairman' for [Secretary of State Patrick Mayhew], 'National Chairman' for [John Major PM], 'Mr Browne' for [ ]. One item (titled 'Bubble' and pertaining to 18 May- 1 June) was published in Sinn Féin's Setting the record straight as a 'Report of a meeting with British government representative', dated 25 May.) [The first part of 'the Narrative' is probably the memorandum entitled 'Lord' and belongs to 1992; see POL35/248.]
Date27 February - 4 August 1993
Related MaterialPOL35/248
Extent22 items
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/13Duddy; Brendan (1936-); Mr.; Intermediary, Pacifist, Businessman, Key figure in Northern Ireland Peace Process1936-
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