Three former Garda Officers, now members of the Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) have published a comprehensive evaluation of the Smithwick Tribunal conclusions, challenging its key findings of collusion by unnamed gardai in the murder of two RUC officers. They claim this Tribunal findings is not grounded in FACTS and should be rejected by the Government “as a matter of urgency and justice“.
The critique which runs to over 30 pages was carried-out by Retired Detective Chief Supt. John O’ Brien, former Chief Supts Michael Staunton and Michael Finnegan who all served in the Dundalk Garda Division at various stages in their careers. Their critique was sent on the 17th January to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Clerk of Dáil Eireann.
To read the Irish Times article and the Critique — click HERE
For more on the authors – click HERE
Listen to Retired Det./Chief Supt. John O’ Brien’s interview of RTE “This Week” Radio programme click on this LINK