Sunday 17 December 2017

Kate Fitzgerald: Gardai say ‘nothing suspicious’ so far in probe

Kate Fitzgerald.
Kate Fitzgerald.

Tom Brady and Louise Hogan

A GARDA review of the investigation into the apparent suicide of young media consultant Kate Fitzgerald has not uncovered anything suspicious in relation to her death to date.

The body of the 25-year-old was discovered at her home in south Dublin last August by a friend. She was believed to have taken her own life.

An opinion piece she had written about her efforts to deal with depression was subsequently published anonymously and was widely read.

The new review into the garda investigation following Ms Fitzgerald's death was ordered after her parents, Tom and Sally Fitzgerald, complained to the Garda Ombudsman in January.

It is understood it has not uncovered anything suspicious in relation to her death to date.

Mr Fitzgerald said he was reluctant to comment as the review was "at a sensitive stage".

"We would be hopeful to get the truth which is what we are looking for," he said.

Ms Fitzgerald, who worked for PR company the Communications Clinic, was later identified as the author behind the acclaimed piece on depression published by 'The Irish Times' last September.

The newspaper subsequently apologised to the company, stating certain aspects of the article were "not factual".

Her parents said they were not informed which of the assertions in her article these were.

Irish Independent

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