By Jennifer O’Leary
20 July 2012
The Smithwick Tribunal has heard details of a British intelligence document suggesting a “senior Catholic RUC officer” was the “likely source of collusion” in the murders of two RUC officers.
They were returning to NI from a meeting at Dundalk Garda station.
The tribunal is investigating allegations of Irish police collusion.
A section of a partially redacted intelligence briefing document for the secretary of state, dated 15 August 2002, was read into the tribunal record.
“What seems to have inspired…..to speak out was……almost divulging in front of……and…..at the parliamentary party meeting, information she had given to ……..a year ago that the likely source of collusion in the Buchanan and Breen case was a “senior Catholic RUC officer”.
“She did not have any more specific information, about the individual’s identity but had been sufficiently impressed by the evidence that she had sought…
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