Justice Minister “open minded” about inquiry into death of Shane O’Farrell

The Justice Minister says he’s “open minded” about a further inquiry into the death of Shane O’Farrell.

The 23-year-old from Carrickmacross 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. A report by GSOC found no Garda conduct was illegal or in breach of procedures.

Last night, the Dáil debated 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.