Harry Breen

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A Border Communities Against Brexit sign on the road to Jonesborough.

I’m on my way to Warrenpoint, a small port town on the Co Down side of Carlingford Lough. This is the starting point for my walk along the Irish Borde(...)

Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

 Sgt Maurice McCabe:   favours a criminal investigation from outside the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Suggestions that investigators from outside the State should be brought in to independently investigate Sgt Maurice McCabe’s allegations seem unworkab(...)

One of those arrested is a senior republican who has been named in connection with the Omagh bombing.

Twelve suspected dissident republicans, including a senior republican who has been named in connection with the Omagh bombing, remained in custody la(...)

The Inspector of Prisons has been asked to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recording of telephone conversations between prisoners and their solicitors.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked the Inspector of Prisons to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding th(...)

Mr Justice Peter Smithwick at the Tribunal of inquiry into collusion by employees of the State & Gardai in fatal killings of RUC Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Robert Buchanan in 1989. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Commission of Investigation into the Garda bugging affair must investigate if there were any “smoking gun” evidence that would confirm that(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today the recording of calls to and from  Garda stations could have implications for tribunals as well as court cases. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the issue of calls to and from Garda stations being recorded may have implications for tribunals as well as court(...)

Chief Supt Harry Breen was murdered in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

A solicitor for the family of an RUC officer whose murder was found by the Smithwick Tribunal to be linked to Garda collusion with the IRA has launche(...)

The challenge made to the central findings of the Smithwick Tribunal by former gardaí John O’Brien, Michael Finnegan and Michael Staunton in this news(...)

When Judge Peter Smithwick in December published his tribunal finding that he was “satisfied there was collusion in the murders” of RUC Chief Supt Har(...)

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