Saturday 20 January 2018

Letters: We can't allow history to be rewritten

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

* The conclusion of the Smithwick Tribunal that garda officers colluded in the murder of Superintendents Breen and Buchanan is deeply disturbing, and if it is true that one or more members of An Garda Siochana colluded with the IRA in the murders, then not only are they guilty of murder but they let down an entire police force.

Garda officers, many of them now retired, were stationed in the border areas during the best part of their lives to protect life and limb.

Is history now to be rewritten, to misrepresent those officers as villains involved in collusion leading to the murder of police officers in the North? I should think not!

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