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# Northern Ireland
Public inquiry urged into child-killer’s activities amid ‘state agent’ claims
A coroner has ruled Robert Howard was responsible for the death of missing Tyrone teenager Arlene Arkinson.
# Patrick Rooney
RUC officers will not face prosecution over case of first child killed in the Troubles
Patrick Rooney was the first child to be killed in the Troubles.
# Dublin Castle
An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries
The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.
# Car Bomb
Former police chief to hold investigation into 1982 murder of three RUC officers in Co Armagh
Sergeant Sean Quinn and Constables Allan McCloy and Paul Hamilton were killed by a bomb.
# Pearse Jordan
UK Supreme Court allows appeal from mother of man killed by RUC in 1992
Pearse Jordan was 23 when he was shot in the back in Belfast in November 1992.
# McGurk's Bar
Families of bombing victims say they have 'damning proof' police lied about it being 'an IRA own-goal'
Fifteen people were killed in the UVF attack on McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.
# new commissioner
'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief
The new Commissioner addressed several issues over his appointment at his first press conference this afternoon.
High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner
The action has been brought by Ciaran MacAirt whose grandmother was killed when a loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.
# appeal
Irish government to appeal 'Hooded Men' torture ruling in Europe
The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.
# John Hemsworth
Man died because of assault by RUC officers, report finds
Most of the officers have retired from policing, but others remain within the PSNI.
# Lurgan
Scottish police to investigate RUC shooting of teens in hayshed in 1982
It will look at the concealment of surveillance evidence.
# John Pat Cunningham
Shot dead in 1974 but still no justice
John Pat Cunningham was shot by the British Army.
# Special Branch
Intelligence on Real IRA Omagh bomb was 'withheld from police'
But the information could not have prevented the attack according to a new report.
# Belfast
Gerry Adams denies claims about meeting with alleged rape victim
The allegations were featured in a BBC Spotlight documentary last night.
# failure to act
RUC sergeant shot dead could have been saved 'if he was warned' by senior officers
Sgt Joe Campbell was shot on the evening of 25 February 1977
# 1984
Ombudsman finds 'no evidence' that RUC involved in murder attempt on Gerry Adams
The Sinn Féin Leader believes that the report is incomplete.
# The Troubles
'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest
The Dublin TD says she will not be taking over as interim leader.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Gerry Adams insists IRA volunteers ‘were doing their duty as they saw it’
The Sinn Féin president has said the IRA members behind the killing of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were doing their duty in the same way as the RUC officers were doing theirs.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Gerry Adams: 'Laissez faire' comments reflect what is recorded by Smithwick Tribunal
Gerry Adams is standing by his remarks in relation to two RUC officers who were murdered by the IRA 24 years ago.
# Smithwick Tribunal
'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response
The party is under pressure this morning over its response to the report of the Smithwick Tribunal which found collusion over the murder of two RUC officers by the IRA.
# Leaders' Questions
Gerry Adams criticised by Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil over response to Smithwick Tribunal
Deputies have been discussing the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal in the Dáil this afternoon.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Adams branded "an apologist for terrorists" after "laissez faire" remark
Gerry Adams said that the Smithwick Tribunal’s finding that collusion existed between the IRA and gardaí was something he knew nothing of.
# timeline
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.
# Omagh Bombing
Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says that questions remain unanswered over the policing and intelligence gathering around the 1998 bombing which killed 29 people.
# 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.
# Pat Finucane
Report on Pat Finucane murder uncovers "shocking levels" of state collusion
David Cameron said that the report found that Pat Finucane could still be alive today had it not been for state involvement.
# 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.
# Inquiry
Smithwick Tribunal looks for more time as unexpected witnesses come forward
Judge Peter Smithwick has sought an extra five months before submitting his final report on possible Garda collusion in the deaths of two RUC officers in 1989.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal: Former minister disputes evidence about Jack Lynch
Gerry Collins, who was Jack Lynch’s minister for justice, disputes a former RUC officer’s claims that Lynch ordered no assistance.
# Cold Case
PSNI reopens 1974 investigation into RUC officer's death
RUC officer Bill Elliott was shot dead by an armed gang while investigating a bank robbery in Rathcoole 37 years ago.
# 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.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Fianna Fáil tables motion of censure in Minister for Justice
The judge of the Smithwick Tribunal told Alan Shatter a deadline would hamper his work – but Shatter never told the Dáil.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Smithwick
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.
# Inquiry
Inquiry into the death of Rosemary Nelson finds no evidence of collusion, but some failings by state agencies
A 700 page report into the murder of the prominent solicitor, who represented many high profile republicans, has been published. It has found that the RUC failed to adequately protect her.
# Dissident Republicanism
Police make 'significant' arrests as ex-provos claims responsibility for Kerr murder
The news of the arrests comes on the day that a new dissident republican group claims responsibility for the murder of PC Ronan Kerr three weeks ago.