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Belfast Telegraph in Wikileaks secret cables tie-up

Two Irish newspapers have published secret diplomatic files detailing US involvement in Ireland.

The Belfast Telegraph and the Irish Independent have teamed up with Wikileaks to publish a cache of embassy cables detailing the full extent of US involvement in Ireland.

A joint team from both newspapers spent two weeks trawling through almost 2,000 cables - many designated confidential or secret - which they claim "offer an unprecedented insight into backstage diplomacy and international relations".

The Belfast Telegraph, which is the first regional newspaper to obtain embassy cables from Wikileaks, kicked off its coverage yesterday with a 13-page special covering the peace process and the Good Friday agreement.

Read more at the Press Gazette