Source: Sinn Féin
14 June, 2018 – by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD
Sinn Féin Spokeperson on Justice Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire welcomed the motion which called for a Public Inquiry into the death of Shane O’Farrell.
Sinn Féin tabled an amendment to the Fianna Fáil motion, which originally called for a Commission of Investigation, to change it to a Public Inquiry, and the amended motion was carried.
Speaking after the Dáil vote this afternoon, Teachta Ó Laoghaire said;
“It is a significant statement that Dáil has made today, and I am very pleased to see this motion pass through the house this afternoon.
“A public enquiry was what the O’Farrell family sought, and I’m delighted to see it accepted, and for the amended motion to have passed.
“It is testament to the hard work of Shane’s mother Lucia who has been relentless in forcing this issue in the fight for justice for her deceased son.
“It is important, given that the family have been failed by so many arms of the state, and given the inadequacy of the GSOC report, that the family get answers, and that this take place in public.
“I hope the government will not delay this. The Dáil has now spoken, and we will keep the pressure on to ensure that the family receive the answers they deserve.”