§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents involving shooting across the border from the Republic of Ireland have occurred since 1st January 1978 to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Mason
Between 1st January and 8th June 1978 there were four shooting incidents in which targets in Northern Ireland came under fire from locations later confirmed by the Gardai as being within the Republic. In a number of other shooting incidents on the border the security forces on either side have not been able to establish where the firing came from.