Private Prince Charles letter mentions Ebrington Barracks

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Ebrington Barracks in Derry is mentioned in one of the private letters penned by Prince Charles which were published on Wednesday after a legal battle which lasted over a decade.

Charles, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment who murdered 13 innocent civilians on the streets of Derry on January 30 1972, sent letters to various government ministers in 2005.

The release of the letters follows a decade long campaign by The Guardian newspaper.

In one of the letters addressed to then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Paul Murphy, Charles says he can recommend a company if the Secretary of State is of the mind to regenerate Ebrington Barracks in Derry.

The letter, which is dated September 6 2004 reads “You said you might consider Ebrington Barracks as a candidate for similar treatment and, if so, you might find it worthwhile to talk to Linden Holmes which was the company that did the work at Caterham.”

Charles also offered advice that “could help perhaps to break the mould of housing “ghettoes” in Northern Ireland.”

To read all of the letters belonging to Prince Charles click here.

The letter sent by Prince Charles to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 2004.

The letter sent by Prince Charles to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 2004.