Wednesday 26 July 2017

The slain garda and his son's long battle for the truth

John Meagher speaks to a man accusing the Government of covering up his father's death

Finian Fallon is a driven man. He is part of that small, but defiant band of people whose lives have been touched by tragedy and who strive for the truth despite formidable obstacles.

Every day, he is haunted by unanswered questions surrounding the murder of his father, Garda Richard Fallon. The 43-year-old officer was gunned down during an armed bank robbery in Dublin in April 1970, leaving behind a widow and five young children. The culprits were never brought to justice.

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