Sunday 22 October 2017

Murdered garda's family vow to fight for full inquiry

A cold case team has been reviewing the case of Gda Fallon, who died after he was shot during a bank raid in April 1970 by paramilitary group Saor Eire.
A cold case team has been reviewing the case of Gda Fallon, who died after he was shot during a bank raid in April 1970 by paramilitary group Saor Eire.

THE family of a garda murdered in the line of duty have said they will not give up their campaign for a full inquiry into his death, writes Caroline Crawford.

Earlier this week, the Irish Independent revealed how a cold case review of garda Richard Fallon's case looks likely to reject a call for a full investigation after it queried the evidence available.

Mr Fallon's son Finian said that while the family were disappointed with the expected outcome, they would not give up on the campaign.

"I have to wait and see the official response. A part of me is still hopeful but I'm not confident. But that won't stop me pursuing the matter," he said.

A cold case team has been reviewing the case of Gda Fallon, who died after he was shot during a bank raid in April 1970 by paramilitary group Saor Eire.

Sean Morrissey, Patrick Francis Keane and Joseph Dillon were tried for the murder and were acquitted.

Irish Independent

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