JUDGE APPOINTED TO LEAD INQUIRY INTO DEATH OF DONEGAL GARDA

first_imgThe Minister for Justice has revealed that Mr Justice Frank Clarke, will conduct the independent inquiry into the death of tragic Donegal Garda Michael Galvin.Frances Fitzgerald TD, has announced that Mr Justice Clarke, Judge of the Supreme Court, will conduct the inquiry under section 109 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005.The inquiry will examine the conduct of designated officers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in relation to its investigation into the contact of members of An Garda Síochána with Ms Sheena Stewart on 1 January 2015 shortly prior to her death in a road traffic incident. The inquiry arises following the tragic death of Sergeant Galvin in Ballyshannon Garda Station on May 28th last.Sergeant Galvin had been the subject of a GSOC investigation as a result of Garda contact with Ms Sheena Stewart shortly before her death in a fatal road traffic incident on January 1st, 2015.On 4 June the Minister announced that she had decided, following consultation with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, and having met with the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, to initiate an inquiry by an independent judicial figure, in accordance with Section 109 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, into the conduct of the original GSOC investigation.In accordance with section 109, the Minister wrote to the Chief Justice requesting her to invite a judge of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal or the High Court to conduct the inquiry. The Chief Justice invited Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Supreme Court to conduct the inquiry and he has accepted the invitation. The Minister is grateful to Mr Justice Clarke for agreeing to conduct the inquiry which will be given the necessary resources to carry out its work efficiently and effectively.The tragic events giving rise to this inquiry, involving the deaths of two people in greatly different circumstances, have been widely reported.The Minister has asked that the inquiry be given the time and space to look into all relevant matters and to come to its conclusions.JUDGE APPOINTED TO LEAD INQUIRY INTO DEATH OF DONEGAL GARDA was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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