Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Smithwick is a devastating exposure of the Garda complicity in IRA murder.
“The report has confirmed what we already knew. Throughout the Troubles the Republic was effectively a safe haven for Republican criminals and it comes as no surprise that the Garda colluded in the murders of Chief Supt Harry Breen and Supt Bob Buchanan.
“There are a large number of failings highlighted in the Report which will be teased out over the coming days and weeks.
“It is time for Dublin to come clean on their role in arming the IRA and facilitating their campaign of terror, not to “draw a line” under the issue”.