It's reported that a number of soldiers in the Irish army and at least six garda officers colluded with the IRA, according to a dossier to be submitted to the Smithwick inquiry in the coming weeks.
The dossier, compiled by the Armagh-based group Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair), includes testimony from a former Irish army officer who approached the group with the names of soldiers and gardai who helped the Provisional IRA during the Troubles. Justice Peter Smithwick is heading an inquiry into allegations of garda collusion in the killings of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan, the two most senior RUC officers killed by terrorists during the Troubles. They were brutally shot to death in March 1989 as they crossed into Northern Ireland after a meeting with the Irish police in Dundalk.
I'm not in the least surprised that there was collusion. However since IRA/Sinn Fein are SO BIG on calling for enquiries into "State Collusion" when it comes to Northern Ireland affairs, I'm sure they will be joining in calls for clarity here. After all, if it is proven that both the Irish Army and the Irish Police worked with the IRA, is it POSSIBLE that some within the Irish Government also participated supporting for terrorism?