Suzanne Breen
Suzanne Breen is the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
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 editor for the Sunday Tribune
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 newspaper. She has also written for Village magazine
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 about Northern Ireland.
She was contacted by the Real IRA
Real Irish Republican Army
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 when they claimed responsibility for the shootings at Masserene Barracks
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 and admitted killing Denis Donaldson
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In 2009 she was approached by the Police Service of Northern Ireland
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 and asked to hand over details about sources, which she refused to do. She has been supported by the National Union of Journalists
National Union of Journalists
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and the Sunday Tribune. She has stated that her life could be in danger if she reveals her sources.

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

In June 2009 the High Court in Belfast ruled in her favour, saying she didn't have to hand over her notes. 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.
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