[Lucia and Jim O’Farrell hold a picture of their late son, Shane] You may recall the case of Shane O’Farrell who was 23 when he died in a hit-and-run outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on August 2, 2011. Yesterday Justice Minister Alan Shatter ordered the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission [GSOC] to carry out a public interest inquiry […]

(Top: Lucia and Jim O’Farrell hold a picture of their late son, Shane) Shane O’Farrell, 23, died in a hit-and-run just outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on August 2, 2011. The man who struck Shane, Zigimantas Gridzuiska, 39, from Lithuania, had 42 previous convictions in three different jurisdictions and was out on bail at the time. After […]

From top: Lucia O’Farrell outside Leinster House yesterday; Terms of reference submitted by Judge Gerard Haughton for a scoping exercise into the death of Lucia’s son Shane O’Farrell; terms of reference from the Department of Justice This morning. Lucia O’Farrell spoke to Dr Gavin Jennings on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland following her and her family’s protest […]

This afternoon. During Leaders’ Questions which were being received by Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the case of Shane O’Farrell who was killed in a hit-and-run in Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan by Zigimantus Gridziuska, from Lithuania, on August 2, 2011. Mr Martin said: “It’s clear the family were misled by […]

Alternative writes: We interviewed the very brave Lucia O’Farrell – who told us about how her son Shane was killed by a hit-and-run driver who had been stopped by police before the killing. The police let a car which had no insurance go… Please watch and share this video. Lucia deserves to be heard by […]

Shane O’Farrell You’ll recall the case of Shane O’Farrell. The 23-year-old, from Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, was killed in a hit-and-run by Zigimantus Gridziuska, on August 2, 2011. Gridziuska was on bail for several offences at the time and was on suspended sentences in the Republic and the North which should have been activated prior to the incident. He […]

From top: Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan; Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness; Sean O’Rourke You may recall Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness’ speech in the Dáil last week in which he stated: Every effort was made by those within the Garda Síochána at senior level to discredit Garda Maurice McCabe. The Garda Commissioner confided in […]

From top: Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness in the Dáil yesterday; Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Superintendant Noel Cunningham at the Association of Garda Superintendents conference last month; and the late Shane O’Farrell Yesterday evening. TDs continued to make statements on the report of the Justice O’Higgins Commission of Investigation into allegations of malpractice made by Sgt Maurice […]

Lucia and Jim O’Farrell hold a picture of their late son, Shane You may recall the death of Shane O’Farrell. Shane, aged 23, was killed in a hit-and-run outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan on August 2, 2011. The man who struck Shane was Zigimantas Gridzuiska, 39, from Lithuania. He had 42 previous convictions in three different jurisdictions […]