Suzanne Breen

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Suzanne Breen was the Northern Ireland editor for the Sunday Tribune newspaper.[1] She has also written for Village magazine about Northern Ireland.[2][3][4] [5]

She was contacted by the Real IRA when they claimed responsibility for the shootings at Masserene Barracks and admitted killing Denis Donaldson.[6][7][8][9]

In 2009 she was approached by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and asked to hand over details about sources, which she refused to do.[1][10] She has been supported by the National Union of Journalists and the Sunday Tribune.[11][12][13] She has stated that her life could be in danger if she reveals her sources.[14]

A judge has said that he was provisionally minded to grant the order to the PSNI.[15]

In June 2009 the High Court in Belfast ruled in her favour, saying she didn't have to hand over her notes.[16] She had been told by a third party that if she handed over her notes, her family and herself would be in danger from the Real IRA.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Police 'demand Real IRA sources', BBC News, 3 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  2. ^ Johnny Adair "Any Taig Will Do", Suzanne Breen, Village Magazine, 8 January 2005, retrieved 12 May 2009
  3. ^ Who in Sinn Féin was IRA?, 26 February 2005, retrieved 12 May 2009
  4. ^ Sinn Féin rides the wave of political fall-out, Suzanne Breen, Village Magazine, 8 January 2005, retrieved 12 May 2009
  5. ^ H-Block hypocrisy, 12 March 2005, retrieved 12 May 2009
  6. ^ Real IRA ‘claims’ deadly British army attack, France 24, 8 March 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  7. ^ Irish journalist says she will not disclose Real IRA sources, Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent, The Guardian, 12 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  8. ^ How Real IRA Killed Denis Donaldson, Suzanne Breen, Tribune News, 12 April 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  9. ^ Massereene Murders Sets North Back Years, Suzanne Breen, Tribune News, 12 April 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  10. ^ I'm not going to put my life in danger to do the PSNI's job, Suzanne Breen, Tribune News, 3 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  11. ^ We will rigorously defend Suzanne Breen's right to maintain confidentiality, Tribune News, 3 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  12. ^ Journalistic confidentiality, National Union of Journalists, Sunday Tribune, 10 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  13. ^ PSNI threatens 'Tribune' over terror sources, Mick McCaffrey, Security Editor, 3 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  14. ^ Judge to rule on Real IRA case, BBC News, 8 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  15. ^ Breen gets time to defend case, The Irish Times, 12 May 2009, retrieved 12 May 2009
  16. ^ Reporter wins Real IRA notes case, BBC News, 18 June 2009
  17. ^ Perils of reporting on terrorism, Mark Simpson, BBC News, 11 June 2009, retrieved 18 June 2009