Politicians on all sides in Dublin and Belfast reacted in disbelief after the republican leader said that Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Bob Buchanan effectively drove themselves to their own death.
An eight year tribunal found an IRA mole in the Garda station in Dundalk tipped off a terrorist hit squad that the men were attending a meeting in the town on the day of the murders, March 20 1989.
Mr Adams claimed the RUC men thought they were immune from attack and had "a laissez-faire disregard for their own security".
An investigation into claims detectives did not properly examine whether Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams covered up the crimes of his sex abuser brother has been launched, Northern Ireland's police ombudsman said.
It comes a day after senior members of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) lodged an official complaint about the matter.
The watchdog was asked by DUP representatives to investigate how the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) handled Mr Adams' apparent failure to alert authorities to his brother Liam's abuse.
PSNI officers made arecommendation that no prosecution should be taken against the Sinn Fein veteran.
Liam Adams was found guilty last week of a series of rape attacks on his daughter Aine in the 1970s. Gerry Adams insists he committed no offence.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said he will attend a parade in west Belfast later today to "support the families of the Ballymurphy massacre".
Ahead of the march, Adams said he believes an independent panel should be appointed "to examine all of the documents relating to the context, circumstances and aftermath of the deaths" of 11 people during the Troubles.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has criticised Lady Thatcher, saying "her Irish policy failed miserably":
Margaret Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time as British Prime Minister.
Working class communities were devastated in Britain because of her policies.
Her role in international affairs was equally belligerent whether in support of the Chilean dictator Pinochet, her opposition to sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and her support for the Khmer Rouge.
Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering.
Margaret Thatcher will be especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and ’81.