Public inquest to be held into Tipp man’s death

The Dublin County Coroner is to hold a public inquest into the death of Tipperary man Michael Dwyer who was shot dead by Special Forces in Bolivia last April.

The Dublin County Coroner is to hold a public inquest into the death of Tipperary man Michael Dwyer who was shot dead by Special Forces in Bolivia last April.

Bolivian authorities claimed that he was involved in a plot to assassinate the country's president Evo Morales.

They said he was shot six times along with three other men in a hotel room in Santa Cruz.

However, an Irish newspaper later reported he died from a single gunshot wound.

The Dublin country coroner is to hold the inquest on October 13.

It is understood that Gardaí have made a request through Interpol for the Bolivian authorities to assist the inquiry.

Mr Dwyer's family have welcomed the inquest.

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