Dara Quigley (above) Today’s Irish Sun
Campaigning journalist Dara Quigley has been identified as the woman filmed being arrested and dragged into a Garda car after walking naked in Dublin city centre.
Dara, who was battling mental health issues, took her own life within days of the video being shared on Facebook allegedly by a member of An Garda Síochána.
Stephen Breen, in The Irish Sun, reports:
A major probe is under way after a woman who was allegedly filmed by a garda as she walked naked in a busy street took her own life just days later.
The officer has been accused of using his mobile phone to record CCTV footage of her arrest in Dublin last month and then sharing it in a WhatsApp group.
The north Dublin woman had been suffering from depression and was receiving treatment for drug addiction when she was detained in the city on April 7 under the Mental Treatment Act.
It’s understood the video clip was posted to Facebook three days later by another individual — and viewed 123,000 times within a 24-hour period.
Facebook removed the clip on April 11 after being contacted by senior gardai but the woman’s body was found in the Munster area the following day.
The officer at the centre of the allegation is suspended on full pay. It’s understood he denies the allegation and any wrongdoing whatsoever.
Previously: A Rare Diamond