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(...)

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(...)

Former Garda sergeant Owen Corrigan leaving the Smithwick tribunal in May 2013. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Any move to deny a former Dundalk-based detective sergeant his legal costs for eight years at the Smithwick Tribunal, would be challenged in the High (...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick’s report is unlikely to change anything fundamental. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on those who would harm us.” George Orwell’s observation, as paraphrased by Ric(...)

Former Garda sergeant Owen Corrigan who rejected the tribunal’s finding that he had “an inappropriate relationship with the Provisional IRA”. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Former Garda detective sergeant Owen Corrigan has rejected the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal which concluded he had an inappropriate relationship(...)

Former garda Owen Corrigan has said he rejects the fidings of the Smithwick Tribunal of Inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former Garda detective sergeant Owen Corrigan has completely rejected the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal that concluded he had an inappropriate re(...)

Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were murdered by the IRA after a meeting with gardai in Dundalk, Co Louth.

The Government has apologised to the families of two RUC men gunned down in an IRA ambush, after the Smithwick Tribunal found someone in Dundalk Garda(...)

Mr Justice  Peter Smithwick arriving at the Tribunal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

20 March 1989: RUC chief supt Harry Breen and supt Bob Buchanan are shot dead in an IRA ambush near Jonesborough, south Armagh. The officers were retu(...)

It was likely that the IRA was tipped off by somebody inside Dundalk Garda station to assist in the 1989 murders of two RUC officers, the Smithwick Tribunal has found.   Photograph:Julien Behal/PA Wire.

The IRA was tipped off by at least one person inside Dundalk Garda station ahead of the 1989 murders of two senior RUC officers in Co Armagh, the Smit(...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick: the tribunal was set up in May 2005 and investigated privately for five years before holding public sittings in 2011

Preparations were under way last night to publish the final report of the Smithwick Tribunal today. The inquiry was set up more than eight years ago (...)