'An independent public inquiry into why a man who should have been in prison killed Shane O'Farrell.' That's the view of Cavan Monaghan Sinn Fein TD, Deputy Matt Carthy who says that many of the shortcomings that lead to the death of the 23-year-old Co Monaghan man have now been unearthed.
Deputy Carthy highlighted how the findings of a scoping inquiry should have been assessed by now given they were handed over to the Government 12 months ago. He says there are so many questions still to be answered.
Deputy Carthy added that it's a "shameful indictment' on previous governments that it has taken nearly 12 years to get to this point in the investigation. "This isn't a procedural delay; this isn't because of bureaucratic difficulties; this is because governments - particularly Fine Gael Governments - and successive Fine Gael ministers for justice, including a minister for justice who was from this constituency, refusing to accede to what is a demand from both Houses of the Oireachtas and by the family of Shane O'Farrell.
"I think that is a travesty and a shameful indictment on all of those ministers for justice and the current Government. And, the only way they can resolve that is to move on the initiation of a public inquiry," he said.