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Questions over role of ex-RUC man in Donaldson case yet to be answered

26 April, 2006

Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Gerry Kelly today said that the PSNI Special Branch have failed to answer the questions being widely posed about the involvement of a former RUC , Colin Breen, in the Sunday World exposure of Denis Donaldson's home in Donegal.

Mr Kelly said:

"A recent article in the Sunday Business Post newspaper revealed that the man who led the Sunday World to Denis Donaldson's home in Donegal and who secretly filmed him there was a former RUC member called Colin Breen. Shortly after the Sunday World exposure, Denis Donaldson was killed.

"In a BBC programme last night the involvement of the former RUC man in the exposure was again confirmed.

"Given the role played by Special Branch in Denis Donaldson's life over the course of many years the revelation of the involvement of Colin Breen in this story is extremely sinister. It is clear that the PSNI Special Branch now have very serious questions to answer about their role in publicising Denis Donaldson's whereabouts." ENDS

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