Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (27)

Denis Naughten

Question:

27. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will have the case of the murder of Garda Richard Fallon on 3 April 1970 independently reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20589/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The murder of Garda Richard Fallon was a terrible tragedy for his family and I want to, again, express my deepest sympathy to them. On top of that personal tragedy, his murder was also an event that can only be described as a heinous crime carried out by ruthless individuals. I am informed by the Garda Commissioner that the Serious Review Crime Team met with members of the Fallon family on 18 April 2013 to apprise them of developments in the ongoing review of their father's case. I am conscious that this is a matter of great concern to the family but I am sure the Deputy will appreciate that it would be best to await the outcome of the Garda review.