Historical Reports

Information not provided due to interpretation of the law: Police Ombudsman

Police Ombudsman investigation report cover

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Oct 2014

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has confirmed that RUC Special Branch did not provide some information to detectives investigating the Omagh bombing, due to their interpretation of the law at that t...

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Murder of officer "preventable"

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Senior police officers within the RUC command structure were aware of a specific threat to one of their officers but failed to warn him about it and did not pass this information to the detectives who inves...

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‘No evidence of police involvement in the attempted murder of Gerry Adams.’

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The Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, has found no evidence of police involvement in the UFF gun attack on Gerry Adams and four other men in Belfast city centre on 14 March 1984.

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Police should have warned about bomb

The aftermath of a 1988 IRA bomb attack in the Creggan Estate, Derry/Londonderry

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The police had information there was an IRA booby trap bomb in a property in the Creggan Estate in Derry/Londonderry but did nothing to warn those living there of the possible danger.

PDF LogoPublic Statement: The bombing of Kildrum Gardens (67pp)

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Investigative bias undermined police inquiry: Police Ombudsman

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A report by the Police Ombudsman's Office has found that while there is no evidence that the RUC assisted those responsible for the UVF bombing of McGurk's Bar in Belfast in 1971, the police investigation ha...

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Police Ombudsman's Claudy report

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The Police Ombudsman has released the findings of his investigation into how the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) dealt with their suspicions that a Catholic priest was allegedly involved in the bombing of Cl...

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Investigation of police officer's murder not thorough: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has told the son of an off-duty policeman killed in Belfast in 1988 that the investigation into his father's murder was not thorough and that not all information available to po...

No evidence of collusion in brothers' double murder, but investigation was brief and flawed: Police Ombudsman

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The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence of security force collusion in the UVF murder of two young Catholic brothers in Co. Armagh in 1993, but has found that the police investigation of the murders, desp...

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No evidence Greysteel could have been prevented: Nuala O'Loan

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has established that police did not have any prior knowledge which could have helped them prevent the terrorist attack in Greysteel.

No new evidence killing was deliberate but use of baton gun was unjustified

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A Police Ombudsman investigation into a fatal shooting of a boy on 15 April 1981 in Derry / Londonderry, has not uncovered any additional evidence that there was an intent to unlawfully kill, or to cause gri...

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