Charlie Flanagan 'open-minded' about further inquiry into hit-and-run

The Justice Minister says he is "open-minded" about a further inquiry into the death of Shane O'Farrell.

The 23-year-old died in 2011 after being hit by a car driven by a man with a number of previous convictions who was out on bail from the courts.

Shane O'Farrell

A report by GSOC found no Garda conduct was illegal or in breach of procedures.

Tonight, the Dáil has been debating calls for a public inquiry into Shane's death.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says GSOC needs to be allowed to complete its work before considering a further inquiry.

"I'm open minded about the prospect of a further inquiry into this case but as minister I want to proceed on the basis of evidence and I want to proceed on the basis of due process.

"What I will commit to, as I have done in the past, is that when GSOC has completed its work I will consider the question of a further inquiry."

Digital Desk


Related Articles

Gsoc in probe over personal injury claim

Analysis: Almost 2,000 complaints made against gardaí in 2017

More in this Section

Cork woman living in fear as her abusive father gains release from jail

Abortion services 'may not be available in every single hospital in every single place but it will be available'

Taoiseach: Withdraw deal 'is the only agreement on the table'

Rodent droppings, gnaw marks and 'filthy' uniforms among the issues cited as Food Safety Authority issues 13 closure orders


Lifestyle

Making Cents: Prepare financially now for mortgage hunting in 2019

Girls of tomorrow: iWish conference inspires young women to pursue STEM careers

Theatre review: Aladdin panto - Cork Opera House

Irish sci-fi blasts off: Tramp Press launches anthology of science fiction stories

More From The Irish Examiner