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 (...)

Jim Allister: No way the DUP will have two candidates. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has accused the DUP of bluffing over its tactics in May’s European Parliament elections. Addressing his(...)

Judge Peter Smithwick: chairman and sole member of the tribunal

The final report of the Smithwick Tribunal into allegations of collusion in 1989 between gardaí and the IRA killers of two RUC officers is likely to b(...)

To many Fr Alec Reid, who has died at the age of 82, is the priest who knelt in prayer over the body of a British soldier beaten to death by a mob on (...)

Celtic supporters display banners ahead of the  the Uefa Champions League Goup H match against   AC Milan at Celtic Park. Photograph: Brian Stewart/EPA

Neil Lennon admits his “heart sank” when he saw banners which are now subject to disciplinary action displayed at Celtic’s Champions League meeting wi(...)

High-profile witnesses at the Smithwick Tribunal have included former Garda commissioner Noel Conroy, above. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A long-awaited report into allegations of Garda collusion in the IRA murder of two senior RUC men will be be handed over to the Government today.The (...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Fr Alec Reid praying over the body of one of the murdered soldiers. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At the chapel in the Redemptorist house on Orwell Road in Dublin on Monday morning the provincial superior of the order, Michael Kelleher, in a magnif(...)

The late Alec Reid pictured in 2007. His funeral Mass is being held at Clonard, with his interment later in the Redemptorist plot in Milltown Cemetery. Photograph: EPA/David Aguilar

An ecumenical service of gratitude for the life of Fr Alec Reid was held in Clonard Church in west Belfast last night ahead of his funeral today. “I u(...)

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