The Taoiseach says he "regrets" delays that have hit the scoping inquiry into the death of Carrickmacross man Shane O'Farrell.
Shane was killed in a hit and run on the N2 in August 2011.
Two years ago, Judge Gerard Haughton was commissioned to carry out a scoping inquiry into the case, but that inquiry has yet to be completed.
Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, local TD Brendan Smith said the "O'Farrell family had been failed by this State for far too long" and called for the "inquiry process to be advanced without further delay".
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he "genuinely regrets that the process has taken significantly longer" than expected.
He added that Judge Haughton could soon "be in a position to finalise his report":