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Ireland Will Probe 1989 IRA Killings

Ireland will mount a public inquiry into whether Irish police helped the outlawed IRA kill two senior Northern Ireland police officers in a 1989 border ambush, the government announced Thursday. The inquiry was announced after release of a 52-page report by retired Canadian Supreme Court Justice Peter Cory. He reported finding “evidence capable of constituting collusion” between at least one officer of Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, and the Irish Republican Army. Justice Minister Michael McDowell said the government accepted Cory’s findings and would open a public fact-finding probe next year into the March 20, 1989, killing of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan. But he said the probe, to get at the truth, would require IRA members involved in the ambush to testify. Full Story

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