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DÁIL SPEECH ON THE NEED FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF SHANE O’FARRELL

I welcome the brief opportunity to contribute on this critical matter. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Shane O’Farrell’s family who are reliving the horrible night of his tragic death and are still waiting for justice almost seven years later. Twenty-three year old Shane was cycling along the N2 between Castleblaney and Carrickmacross on 2 August 2011 when he was killed in a hit-and-run by a man who clearly should not have been on Irish roads. Zigimantas Gridzuiska, the 39 year old Lithuanian driver, had 42 previous convictions, breached bail 18 times and been convicted of theft in Newry just three weeks before he killed Shane. I believe the Garda Síochána was informed of these matters. He should not have been on our roads on 2 August and, tragically, Shane should still be with us.