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# Smithwick Tribunal

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# 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.
# Peadar Tóibín
Peadar Tóibín: Fianna Fáil approached me, but I want to rejoin Sinn Féin
The Meath West TD is suspended from Sinn Féin after voting against the abortion bill but he insists he wants to rejoin the party in January.
# Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin TD claims he was 'stitched up' by Vincent Browne
Pádraig MacLochlainn’s appearance on the ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’ show sparked controversy but he says that he has received significant support.
# 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.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal finds gardaí colluded with IRA in murder of RUC officers
The Smithwick Tribunal investigated claims of garda collusion in the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.
# 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.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal reactions: 'Finding of gardaí collusion is of deep concern'
The Smithwick Tribunal investigated claims of garda collusion in the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.
# 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.
# 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.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Real IRA leader to speak at Smithwick Tribunal
Michael McKevitt will speak to the tribunal at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence after being found guilty of directing terrorism.
# 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.
# Smithwick
Smithwick accuses Minister Shatter of interfering with tribunal
Justice Smithwick also complained about an inappropriate deadline for his inquiry’s completion.
# Smithwick Tribunal
Smithwick Tribunal spoke with former IRA members, says Adams
Gerry Adams has said that former IRA members have cooperated with he tribunal established to investigate the deaths of two RUC officers 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.