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#Smithwick Tribunal

# smithwick-tribunal - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'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.

# smithwick-tribunal - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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.

# smithwick-tribunal - Friday 6 December, 2013

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.

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 - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

'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.

# smithwick-tribunal - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

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 - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

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.

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 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.

# smithwick-tribunal - Thursday 31 January, 2013

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.

# smithwick-tribunal - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

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 - Friday 12 October, 2012

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 - Monday 21 May, 2012

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning.

# smithwick-tribunal - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

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 - Monday 28 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: More details on Budget 2012 pain, Archbishop denies media “anti-Catholic bias”, good news from BoI, and the end of Janet’s X Factor odyssey

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 - Monday 10 October, 2011

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 - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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-tribunal - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Smithwick accuses Minister Shatter of interfering with tribunal

Justice Smithwick also complained about an inappropriate deadline for his inquiry’s completion.

# smithwick-tribunal - Saturday 11 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# smithwick-tribunal - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

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.

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 - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth begins an historic trip to Ireland today; two devices are found in Dublin and Kildare; and IMF head detained in the Bronx’s notorious Rikers Island jail.