Ó CAOLÁIN SEEKS ANSWERS FROM GARDA OMBUDSMAN ABOUT GARDA OPERATION IN MONAGHAN IN MARCH

10 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Sinn Féin Deputy for Cavan Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called for the Garda Ombudsman’s report into a Garda operation involving an armed response unit in Monaghan town in March to be published once it is completed. He was referring to an incident about which the Garda press office responded in answer to this newspaper: ‘Gardaí executed a search warrant at premises on Dublin Street in Monaghan at about 11am on 26th March.

During the course of the search a man was injured. The man was later treated for leg injuries in hospital. No arrests were made. The matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. There were no shots fired or anyone stabbed and no search took place.” Deputy Ó Caoláin chaired a sitting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality yesterday.

At the end of the proceedings, he questioned the Chair of the Garda Ombudsman Commission Judge Mary Ellen Ring over the Garda operation in Monaghan town, which is still being investigated by GSOC. Deputy Ó Caolaín said he was somewhat restricted in what he could say. He had attempted to raise the matter in the Dáil with the Minister for Justice to ask a question on behalf of…

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