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Slain crime lord's father hits out at delay hearing inquest

Gareth Naughton

Published 10/12/2011 | 05:00

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THE father of notorious crime lord Eamon "The Don" Dunne expressed frustration yesterday at the length of time it is taking to carry out an inquest into his son's death.

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Eamon Dunne Snr spoke out at Dublin Coroner's Court as Detective Inspector Francis Sweeney of Fitzgibbon Street garda station requested another six-month adjournment of the inquest to allow gardai to continue their investigation into the murder.

Mr Dunne complained that it has been 20 months since his son's death and the inquest has not been scheduled.

"This keeps going on and on and in six months' time you will be saying the same thing. There must be a certain period of time when this has to stop," he said.

He also complained that gardai had not informed him that his son's inquest was up for mention at the Coroner's Court.

Eamon Dunne (34), from Dunsoughly Drive, Ratoath Road in Finglas, was gunned down at Fassaugh House in Cabra.

In response to his father's complaints, Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said that he empathised with the family's situation but that he must acquiesce to the gardai's request given that an investigation was under way.

However, he said he did not allow inquests to be drawn out interminably and would review the matter with gardai when the matter was up for further mention again on June 11.

Irish Independent

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