Inquest into the death of Garda Tony Golden to get underway

The inquest into the death of Garda Tony Golden is due to get underway this morning in Co Louth.

The 36 year old dad of three, was shot dead by Adrian Crevan Mackin, who then killed himself. In October 2015, Garda Tony Golden went to the home of Adrian Crevan Mackin in Omeath in Louth, with his estranged partner.

Siobhan Phillips needed to collect her belonging after she had been attacked by Mackin. When Tony Golden entered the house, Mackin shot him dead, he seriously injured Ms Philips and then killed himself.
Last week an RTE investigates programme revealed, nine months before the shootings, Mackin had admitted to gardai that he had imported weapons including the same model of gun which killed Garda Golden.
Despite the admissions, he wasn’t charged with the crime and was instead charged with IRA membership, which he denied, and was released on bail. Garda Golden’s inquest is scheduled to take place this morning in Dundalk.