Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan: stressed the report would take some time to review in full

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that the force had been “devastated” at the findings of the Smithwick tribunal that gardaí had colluded in(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan speaking to the media at the Garda Reserve graduation in Templemore today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said the force had been “devastated” at the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal that gardai had colluded in the (...)

The recently published Smithwick Report concluded that, on the balance of probabilities, collusion occurred between gardaí and the Provisional IRA in the killing of RUC officers Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Collusion would be shown to be a factor in many more murders committed during The Troubles if the same standards of investigation used in the Smithwic(...)

Kenneth Donohoe attempted a number of appeals and tried to have the conviction overturned in the European Court of Human Rights claiming that the sworn testimony of Garda Chief Superintendent Philip Kelly infringed his right to a fair trail.

An IRA man jailed after a suspected spy ring was unearthed has lost the final leg of legal battles to stop the courts accepting confidential evidence (...)

Tániste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD, former British prime minister John Major and Dick Spring at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin for the 20th Anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration. Photograph: Sam Boal

Former British prime minister Sir John Major has hailed the document he agreed with Albert Reynolds in 1993 which prepared the ground for the IRA ceas(...)

No one believes SF leader’s denial about IRA membership, says Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach challenged the Sinn Féin leader to say if he was a member of the IRA during bitter Dáil exchanges.Enda Kenny said that if Gerry Adams wa(...)

 Chief Supt Harry Breen: unarmed and waving a white handkerchief, he was shot in the back of the head: Photograph: McCartan Turkington Breen/PA

About twenty to four on March 20th, 1989, Finbarr King heard the ugliest sound in the world: the howl of triumph that goes up from a human wolfpack j(...)

Colm Keaveney announces he is joining Fianna Fáil on the plinth at the Dáil last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has claimed Galway East TD Colm Keaveney would “join the Hizbullah” if he thought it would advance his(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said Adams ‘frontloaded his comments with expressions of understanding and sympathy’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Fein Vice President, Mary Lou McDonald yesterday moved to play down the controversy over comments made by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adam about th(...)

Charles Haughey with Neil Blaney in 1970 at the Arms Trial.

It has taken a long time for the truth to emerge but the finding of the Smithwick Tribunal that someone in Dundalk Garda station colluded with the IRA(...)

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