Solicitor defends Smithwick report as ‘nuanced and fair’ - Critique by former gardaí said to display keenness to accept IRA’s version

01 February 2014

A solicitor for the family of an RUC officer whose murder was found by the Smithwick Tribunal to be linked to Garda collusion with the IRA has launched a strong defence of the inquiry’s findings.

Earlier this week, three former members of the Garda claimed in a lengthy critique that key tribunal findings were not grounded in fact and challenged its key finding of collusion.