Harry Breen

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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(...)

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 (...)

The scene of the RUC men’s murder by the IRA in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The PSNI has been sharply criticised by lawyers for the Garda commissioner for offering the Smithwick tribunal evidence of Garda / IRA collusion which(...)

A detective has said information given by the PSNI to the tribunal about possible collusion between gardaí and the IRA was so brief it could not be tested.

A senior Garda officer responsible for gathering intelligence and combating terrorist activities has said the PSNI has only shared information (...)

A  Northern security service intelligence report suggested well-known republican Patrick "Mooch" Blair, seen here leaving the Smithwick Tribunal in November 2011,  had claimed there was a Garda spy involved in the murders of  RUC officers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

One of the State's most senior Garda officers has responded to Northern security service intelligence which points to allegations of Garda/ IRA(...)

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