4 Dec 2013

Irish govt apologises over IRA collusion

2:01 pm on 4 December 2013

The government in Ireland has apologised after a judicial review found that police colluded with the IRA in the murders of two Northern Ireland police officers in March 1989.

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan were shot dead by IRA members shortly after returning to Northern Ireland following a meeting with Irish police in Dundalk.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the murders were ''two stark examples of the brutality that pervaded the island for many dark years''.