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 Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has disputed the Smithwick Tribunal’s assertion that a culture of prizing loyalty over honesty prevails in the forc(...)

Late Garda commissioner Eugene Crowley

The Smithwick report into the IRA killings of Chief Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan was critical about how the late Garda commissioner Eugene C(...)

“The Garda Commissioner ...needs to make sure that the culture of the gardaí is always to root out the bad apples, and to demand honesty and probity,” said Mr Varadkar. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said the Garda leadership in the wake of the Smithwick report must adopt an approach that seeks to shine a (...)

The scene of the shooting in March 1989 of RUC officers Bob Buchanan and Harry Breen on the south Armagh border. Photograph: Pacemaker

‘An Irishman’s Diary’, written by Kevin Myers and published by The Irish Times on March 10th, 2000, helped “reignite” a debate about a Garda mole with(...)

Eamon Gilmore:  The Tánaiste said  he could not get out of his mind the image of one of these men “who when injured outside his car and waving his white handkerchief, was shot in the head by an IRA activist”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Completion of the Smithwick Tribunal will strengthen the Government’s hand with the British authorities in seeking an inquiry into the killing of Belf(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil: ‘I am truly sorry for the loss and suffering that both families have endured’.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has reiterated the Government’s apology to the families of the two RUC officers killed in 1989 as they crossed the Border after(...)

Judge Peter Smithwick said: “Either the IRA did have an extraordinary piece of good fortune, or Harry Breen [above] was the target of this operation. I believe that the evidence points to the latter conclusion.”

The fate of Chief Supt Harry Breen, the most senior RUC officer to be killed in the Troubles, was sealed the day he appeared on television displaying (...)

Leo Colton

Owen CorriganOwen Corrigan was a detective sergeant at Dundalk Garda station. He appeared twice and was the last of the 200 witnesses to be heard. Det(...)

Alan Shatter: Coalition would give “careful consideration” to recommendations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has apologised to the families of two senior RUC men murdered by the IRA in 1989 after the tribunal found there was collusion between a(...)

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(...)

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