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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen – frontline warrior for the British Jihad in Ireland

Do journalists ever bother to read books any more, consult their fading memory banks, check the internet, or pick up the phone and ask someone who might know more than they do, when reporting what happened in the Troubles?

For the past fortnight we have seen many headlines and column inches in our newspapers devoted to an inquiry set up to investigate the circumstances leading to the murder of two RUC officers by the IRA. The two police officers in question were Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Robert Buchanan whose unmarked car was ambushed not long after it had left Dundalk Garda station, and almost as soon as it crossed what was then the border between North and South. (There is no border any more).

SB officers Harry Breen and Robert Buchanan

The killings took place in March 1989 and these were the highest ranking police officers to have been killed at that time.
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