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.