Bob Buchanan

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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 (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan give their reaction to the Smithwick report at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: PA

The findings of the Smithwick Tribunal have served to cast a chink of light into another dark aspect of the Troubles that destabilised Northern Irelan(...)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Matt Baggott said the force had an excellent working relationship with An Garda Síocháma. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Relations between police in the Republic and Northern Ireland will not be soured by the findings of the Smithwick report, the PSNI chief constable has(...)

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