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Death of garda sergeant sacked from force after Morris Tribunal

Detective had claimed senior officers ignored intelligence on Omagh bomb

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Damning: John White at the Morris Tribunal in 2006

Damning: John White at the Morris Tribunal in 2006

Damning: John White at the Morris Tribunal in 2006

Garda sergeant John White, who was sacked from the force in December 2006 after he was scathingly criticised by the Morris Tribunal into allegations of corruption, has died.

The Tipperary native was buried in St Patrick's Church, Killygordon, near Ballybofey, Co Donegal, yesterday after dying at home on Monday.

Mr White's career ended in ignominy after he was also attacked in the findings of the Nally report, which followed an investigation into claims he had made that senior garda officers had ignored crucial intelligence about planned terrorist attacks before the Omagh bomb atrocity in 1998.