Report of scoping inquiry into death of Shane O’Farrell expected by end of month

The report of the scoping inquiry into the death of Shane O’Farrell is expected by the end of the month.

Judge Gerard Houghton was appointed earlier this year to carry out the inquiry into the death of the 23 year old in Carrickmacross in 2011.

Shane O’Farrell was killed in a hit and run on the N2. The driver was on bail but had breached his conditions.

His family have consistently called for answers and an inquiry into his death.

However, they’ve criticised changes to the scoping inquiries terms of reference made by the Department of Justice, claiming they’re too narrow to get answers.

Minister Charlie Flanagan defended the changes in the Dáil yesterday, saying he was following legal advice from the Attorney General.

Judge Houghton’s initial report is expected by the end of the month as Minister Flanagan outlined: