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(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter (left) and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan speak to reporters at Farmleigh House in Dublin today about the Smithwick report. Photograph: PAA

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said he is “horrified” by revelations from the Smithwick Tribunal that there was collusion between members of the f(...)

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(...)

“Press statements and media opportunities are not appropriate places to deal with allegations of sexual abuse,” said Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty in a statement. Photograph: Alan Betson

Allegations of sexual abuse can be dealt with by the Garda and the courts only, and not by party political statements, Sinn Féin has said.The party wa(...)

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(...)

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen

Harry Breen Chief Supt Henry Alexander “Harry” Breen, from Banbridge, Co Down, was the divisional commander for “H” Division of the RUC. This inc(...)

Judge Peter Smithwick: ‘It is particularly regrettable that both police services acted swiftly to dismiss speculation of the possibility of collusion rather than to deal with that by means of a thorough and credible investigation.’ Picture: Matt Kavanagh

Confidence in the Garda can be maintained only if “political expediency” and a culture of “failing adequately to address suggestions of wrongdoing” is(...)

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(...)

The overall cost of the tribunal represents an average bill of about €1.9 million per year

The overall cost of the Smithwick Tribunal to the State has been estimated at €15 million. The bulk of that figure, some €12 million, was borne by the(...)

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