Category Archives: Tribunals

I covered the Morris tribunal since it first began hearing evidence in March 2003 for outlets as diverse as the Donegal Democrat, Ocean FM and Highland Radio to national media including RTE, the Irish Times, Newstalk and the Irish Star. More recently, I’ve been spending time at the Smithwick tribunal.

RUC document identified Catholic RUC man as ‘likely source of collusion’

Smithwick tribunal A “senior Catholic RUC officer” was identified as a “likely source of collusion” in the deaths of two senior RUC officers, according to a briefing document read into the record at the Smithwick tribunal. Portions of the heavily … Continue reading

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Barrister says ex-garda was ‘a source ripe for the picking’ by the IRA

Smithwick tribunal A barrister representing the PSNI has said that a retired garda detective sergeant was “a source ripe for the picking” by the IRA. Barrister Mr Mark Robinson said that in the late 1980s, Dundalk detective Mr Owen Corrigan … Continue reading

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