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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has moved to distance himself from earlier remarks in which he suggested a casual approach to security by two RUC officers shot dead by the IRA in 1989 had contributed to their murders. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has moved to distance himself from earlier remarks in which he suggested a casual approach to security by two RUC offi(...)

Former garda Owen Corrigan has said he rejects the fidings of the Smithwick Tribunal of Inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former Garda detective sergeant Owen Corrigan has completely rejected the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal that concluded he had an inappropriate re(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

Smithwick’s verdict

Judge Peter Smithwick deserves enormous credit for the performance of a difficult and important service for the State. Firstly, and most importantly, (...)

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(...)

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