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Smithwick: Irish justice minister Alan Shatter apologises

Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter has apologised 'without reservation' to the families of Chief Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan for any failings on the part of the state that were identified in the Smithwick report.

The report found that Irish police officers colluded in the IRA murders of two senior Northern Ireland policemen.

Chief Supt Breen and Supt Buchanan were shot dead in an ambush in March 1989 in south Armagh.

Mr Shatter was speaking to RTE's Six One News.

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