- A former RUC officer was one of the two men who exposed the whereabouts of the self-confessed British spy Denis Donaldson in a Sunday tabloid last month.
- Colin Breen, who worked in Tennent Street station in Belfast and is now retired, travelled to the Glenties area of Co Donegal with a Sunday World journalist to track down Donaldson.
- Breen, who allegedly has close ties with the Special Branch, secretly videotaped Donaldson outside his remote hideaway five miles from Glenties. He is not a Sunday World staff member, and the newspaper’s regular staff photographers were not used.
- The newspaper printed the pictures and location of Donaldson, which until then was unknown to the public. The secretly-filmed video was also sold to a number of British television stations. Donaldson was shot dead at the cottage on Tuesday.