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RTÉ to screen Loughinisland documentary No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned is set to be shown on RTÉ in October

RTÉ has announced it will screen the Loughinisland documentary No Stone Unturned next month.

The film will be shown on RTÉ One on Wednesday October 2 at 9.35pm.

Earlier this year, the documentary's Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney said he was prepared to change the UK version in order to accommodate the BBC.

He said the broadcaster failed to agree after he said he wanted the worldwide version to remain untouched.

RTÉ said it was the first public sector broadcaster in the world to commit to showing the documentary.

The BBC was involved in commissioning the 2017 documentary about the UVF murder of six men at Loughinisland in 1994.

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It raised questions around the attack at The Heights Bar in the Co Down village, suggesting that RUC Special Branch had prior knowledge, and named an alleged suspect in the atrocity.

The documentary made headlines over the past year following the arrests of two journalists involved in making it.

Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were questioned by police investigating the use of material from the Police Ombudsman's office in the film but the case was dropped when judges deemed search warrants used to seize thousands of files "inappropriate".

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