A Garda file on the gangland-style killing of a father of one in 2005 is still with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
A senior gardaí told Cork Coroner’s Court yesterday that gardaí leading the investigation into the shooting of Eric Cummins, aged 29, in Ballincollig, on August 13, 2005, were still awaiting directions from the DPP in relation to the case.
Mr Cummins, originally from The Lough in Cork city, who was known to gardaí, was gunned down in the driveway of his rented house in the Oldcourt estate of Ballincollig’s Greenfields development.
A garda investigation was launched and roadblocks were set up across the city in the days after the attack. Eight people were arrested in the weeks after the killing but were later released without charge.
An inquest in relation to Mr Cummins’ death was adjourned yesterday pending the outcome of the DPP’s deliberations.
The inquest was adjourned at the request of the gardaí under Section 25 of the Coroners Act.
Detective Inspector Ger O’Mahony said the inquest could be heard in six months time.