Northern Ireland

Smithwick tribunal to report on RUC officers' murders

Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were murdered by the IRA in 1989
Image caption Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan were murdered by the IRA in 1989

A tribunal investigating alleged Garda collusion in the murders of two high-ranking RUC officers is due to publish its interim report later.

The Smithwick Tribunal was set up to look at the murders of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan.

They were killed in an IRA ambush close to the border in March 1989.

Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter had asked Judge Peter Smithwick for an interim report by the end of June.

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