Smithwick report handed to families

Published Monday, 02 December 2013
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A report examining alleged collusion by Gardai in the murders of two senior RUC officers has been given to their families.

Smithwick report handed to families
The scene where RUC officers Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were murdered. (© Pacemaker)

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan were ambushed and shot dead by the IRA as they returned home from a meeting with Garda in Dundalk in 1989.

Judge Peter Smithwick has been examining the circumstances surrounding the murders.

It is expected the report will be published in the coming days once the Irish director of public prosecutions has examined the conclusions for legal reasons.

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4 Comments
jerry in co down wrote (231 days ago):
COLLUSION? surely not. will you print this please?
John in Co.Armagh wrote (232 days ago):
Wait for it another cover in a long line of cover up's, i won't be holding my breath as too the outcome, it no doubt will clear the Garda of any wrong doing, sure they never helped republican teorrist's, if those comments i made were not laughable this report certainly will be.
Lorna in Belfast wrote (232 days ago):
So what are the findings? Will we ever know?
Yer Man in North Belfast wrote (232 days ago):
Crap on both sides of the fence, we cant change the past no matter what we try! Lets move on as one cos while theres idiots like The OO, Dissidents, Protest Organisers etc......will it ever change and we all have to bear in mind, is it for us?? No, its for our children!!! Cmon!!!
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