Chief Supt Harry Breen was murdered in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

A solicitor for the family of an RUC officer whose murder was found by the Smithwick Tribunal to be linked to Garda collusion with the IRA has launche(...)

The challenge made to the central findings of the Smithwick Tribunal by former gardaí John O’Brien, Michael Finnegan and Michael Staunton in this news(...)

When Judge Peter Smithwick in December published his tribunal finding that he was “satisfied there was collusion in the murders” of RUC Chief Supt Har(...)

Retired Garda Michael Staunton.

Michael Staunton A member of the Garda Síochána since 1967, he served initially in Ardee and Drogheda before transferring to the Border in 1975 where (...)

 Mr Justice Peter Smithwick:  Three former senior gardaí believe the Smithwick Tribunal did not place enough emphasis on the evidence of former members of the Provisional IRA who met the tribunal and outlined how they had planned the killings without, they claimed, assistance from any Garda members.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three former senior gardaí have published a comprehensive evaluation of the Smithwick Tribunal’s conclusions, challenging its key finding of collusion(...)

Judge Peter Smithwick arriving at the tribunal. Three former senior Garda officers say the finding of Garda collusion  damages relations between the Garda and PSNI and undermines the State’s ability to actively pursue substantial acts of collusion during the Troubles.

The failure of the Smithwick Tribunal to undertake a basic reconstruction of the murders of the two RUC officers it investigated meant it missed a vit(...)