Ex IRA man: Birmingham pub bombers will never be convicted

The IRA's former director of intelligence has said the men who bombed Birmingham in 1974 will never be convicted.

Kieran Conway, who now works as a lawyer in Dublin, said the bombers would never hand themselves over to British police.

In an interview with the BBC, he said he was "absolutely shocked and appalled" by the bombings, which had not been sanctioned by the IRA leadership.

A total of 21 people died in two city centre pubs on 21 November 1974.