Irish facilitated CIA rendition flights - LETTER IN IRISH TIMES, 080213.

LETTER IN IRISH TIMES, 080213.

Sir, – The news that the government facilitated CIA rendition flights should come as no surprise to anybody (Home News, February 6th).

It does, however, serve as a reminder of the shamefully sycophantic attitude that successive governments here have had and still have in relation to dealings with the US regarding foreign policy. Nothing shall be allowed to undermine potential inward investment from US corporations – not even the possibility that alleged suspects, illegally kidnapped and brought to torture centres, were carried through our air space. It seems there is a price for human rights after all. – Yours, etc,

BARRY WALSH,

Linden Avenue,

Beaumont, Blackrock, Cork.