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# Peter Smithwick

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Smithwick Tribunal: Here's what happened on the day of the RUC murders
Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were ambushed and killed on an Armagh road in March 1989 – and gardaí in Dundalk are believed to have given information about their movements to the IRA.
# Apology
Smithwick Tribunal findings a 'betrayal of values and ethos' of gardaí
Tánaiste and Minister for Foriegn Affairs Eamon Gilmore has apologised to the families of Harry Breen and Robert Buchanan.
# Tribunal
Former IRA members will not give evidence to Smithwick Tribunal
The Smithwick Tribunal says three members of the Provisional IRA have ruled out giving oral evidence.
# Extension
Shatter to request July 2013 as new deadline for Smithwick Tribunal
The tribunal – which is looking into whether there was Garda collusion in the deaths of two RUC officers – had an original deadline of 1 June 2012, before it was extended again to the end of October.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal seeks nine-month extension deadline
The tribunal investigating Garda collusion in the murder of two RUC officers says an ill witness needs time to recover.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal judge seeks more time to complete work
Judge Peter Smithwick writes to the Dail asking it to extend the deadline of November 30, saying he’ll need six more months.
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Smithwick accuses Minister Shatter of interfering with tribunal
Justice Smithwick also complained about an inappropriate deadline for his inquiry’s completion.
# Smithwick
Smithwick tribunal hears how killers shouted 'hurrah' after murdering two RUC officers
The tribunal is looking into claims of alleged garda collusion into the murder of two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers by the IRA in 1989.
# Smithwick Tribunal
First evidence to be given in Smithwick Tribunal into murder of RUC officers
The duration of the tribunal, set up five years, ago has been the source of controversy.
# Smithwick Tribunal
First public hearing for Smithwick Tribunal
The tribunal was established in 2005 to examine claims of garda collusion in the fatal shootings of two RUC Superintendents in 1989.