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Shatter says Gardai have not been damaged by Smithwick report

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8:55 AM - 4 Dec 2013



The Minister for Justice has denied that the reputation of An Garda Siochana has been damaged as a result of the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal.

Alan Shatter has apologised for any shortcomings on behalf of the Irish state and says he will raise the findings of the report - which was published yesterday - in the Dail.

But Alan Shatter has said it's highly unlikely the individual who leaked information to the IRA which led to the killings of the two RUC officers will be identified.

The Minister for Justice says he will raise the findings of the Smithwick report in the Dail and has apologised for any of the state's shortcomings.

Alan Shatter made the comments after Judge Peter Smithwick found yesterday, that there was Garda collusion in the 1989 shootings of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan in south Armagh.

They were ambushed after a leak from Dundalk Garda station to the IRA.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said the findings raise serious concerns.

Solicitor for the Buchanan family is Ernie Waterworth:



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