SF TD Ellis was believed to have been involved in 50 murders, State papers reveal

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis.

New documents reveal Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis is believed to have been involved in 50 murders during the Troubles.

According to the Irish Independent, secret internal communications within the British government suggest Mr Ellis, who was a member of the IRA, has been forensically linked to deaths both north and south of the border.

The Dublin North-West deputy declined to comment on the newly released papers from 1982.

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