That was the allegation of a former RUC officer made to the Smithwick tribunal.
He said members of An Garda Siochanca told him that they had been instructed by the Taoiseach of the day, Jack Lynch, not to aid the RUC because the Narrow Water Ambush was a "political crime"
I find it quite hard to believe that the Taoiseach who stood on the sidelines while innocent Catholics were being pogramed out of Belfast and Derry developed the testicular fortitude to do something so daring.
Then again this could just be a former RUC branch man throwing mud in the hope that it will stick.
Only time will tell