Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Gerry Adams’s claim that Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan died because of a “laissez faire disregard for their own security” is utterly sickening.
“The Officers were murdered because bloodthirsty terrorists went out to gun them down. They were murdered because the Garda in Dundalk who they had been meeting tipped those terrorists off.
“Adams compounded the hurt and insult he inflicted when he told the Dail that the officers were “doing their duty as they saw it in the same way as IRA volunteers were doing their duty as they saw it”.
“There is NO parallel between the officers who went out that day to try and combat terror and the criminals who went out to murder the two officers who were betrayed by the Garda.”