04DUBLIN837

Classification: 
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: 
URGENT REQUEST FOR USG WITNESSES FOR JUNE 16 TRIAL OF U.S. NAVY PLANE DAMAGE -- SHANNON, IRELAND
Created: 
2 Jun 2004
Released: 
26 Aug 2011
Summary: 
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) relayed a request from Gardai for US Government witnesses to testify at the June 16 trial of Mary Kelly. The DFA text and Garda text are included in cable. John O'Brian, Detective Chief Superintendant, suggested that they "will require" the services of the legal advisor Robert Saunders who accompanied them in the previous trial. Strange that the Gardai would make recommendations regarding the legal team.