The wife of a former IRA man fears her husband’s life will be in danger after another ruling in the Boston College transcript case.

Carrie Twomey’s husband, Anthony McIntyre, is one of two applicants who have failed to block subpoenas issued by the US authorities in relation to transcripts and recordings of interviews with former IRA members.

McIntyre was one of two interviewers who recorded confessions from Irish terrorists as part of the Northern Ireland peace process.

The British government has demanded access to the tapes which are subject to a 30 year confidentially agreement.


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Now a federal judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the two men who sought to block the subpoenas issued by U.S. authorities.

District Judge William Young ruled in favor of prosecutors after a brief hearing in the city on Tuesday.

Previously, Young had ruled in December that interviews with former IRA member Dolours Price could be turned over to U.S. prosecutors but the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the handover.

Twomey has consistently argued that her husband’s life will be danger if the tapes are handed over to the British and made public.

Arguments in that case, down for court in March, will determine whether the interviews will be given to police in Northern Ireland.