Published Saturday, 07 July 2012
The PSNI wanted access to the tapes. (© Pacemaker)
The Boston College recordings of talks with Dolours Price, which were taken as part of an oral history project, will be given to authorities by next month.
It comes after an appeals court in the US rejected an effort to stop their release.
The PSNI want the information as part of investigations into the IRA's 1972 killing of Belfast woman Jean McConville, one of the Disappeared.
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell said many senior IRA members could be implicated as a result of the development.
"This is a step closer to establishing if there is information in the tapes that might be of assistance to the authorities in Northern Ireland," he said.
"This could lead to the investigation of many senior personnel within the IRA and other groups about matters they were involved in, and if that is the case it would be welcome."
Price participated in the March 1973 car bombing of the Old Bailey in London, which injured more than 200 people and likely caused another person's death of heart failure.
She and sister Marian Price were arrested along with senior Sinn Féin members and former junior minister Gerry Kelly and others.
They were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, but later released.
Friday's ruling by the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals means an interview with Price must be given over after it agreed that project director Ed Moloney, and ex-IRA member Anthony McIntyre, had no right to stop the release.
Boston College is still trying to quash a broader order for other materials from its project.