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9 June 2005 Edition

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Dúirt Siad...

Dúirt Siad...

The investigation was... prejudiced, tendentious and utterly negligent in the highest degree.

Justice Frederick Morris, in his report on the Garda investigation into the death of cattle dealer Richie Barron. RTÉ News, Wednesday 1 June

The spirit wearies at the lies, obfuscations, concealments and conspiracies to destroy the truth that would be apparent to any reasonable person who sat through more than a few days of our hearings.

Justice Frederick Morris, speaking during his investigation into the activities of Donegal Gardaí. The Irish News, Wednesday 8 June

There has been cover-up after cover-up of what happened following the death of Richie Barron, which goes right to the top.

Frank McBrearty Jnr, one of the men Donegal Gardaí attempted to frame in the Barron case. RTÉ News, Thursday 2 June

In my view, when the final truth comes out about Eddie Fullerton's murder, it will take a generation to build the trust between the people and the Garda which has been destroyed.

Albert Fullerton, son of murdered Donegal Sinn Féin Councillor Eddie Fullerton. Daily Ireland, Wednesday 8 June

There is a danger we will start talking about ASBOs only in terms of children. It has to be remembered not every young person out there wearing a hooded top is up to anti-social behaviour. Many are no angels, but there is any number of pieces of legislation there to deal with nuisance behaviour.

Fianna Fáil TD Pat Carey reveals opposition on the party's back benches to Michael McDowell's flawed ASBOs proposals. The Irish Times, Tuesday 7 June

We see no point in proceeding at this moment.

British Home Secretary Jack Straw announces Britain's plans to postpone a referendum on the EU Constitution after its double defeat in France and Holland last week. BBC news, Monday 6 June

The RUC will affectionately live long in the hearts and minds of the greater number of people in Northern Ireland, of all classes and creeds. They were a remarkable force who deserve the gratitude of the nation for their supreme sacrifice.

News Letter editorial, after the RUC's 'contribution' to the North was recognised by the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Bramshill Police College, Hampshire. Friday 3 June

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