Bríd Smith calls on Justice Minister to clarify if Shane O’Farrell case was misclassified by Pulse system

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit    09/03/2018
Deputy Smith has asked the Minister for Justice to clarify if the unlawful killing of Shane O’Farrell was one of those cases misclassified on the Garda Pulse system.
The TD submitted a Parliamentary question following last weeks revelations from the Dail committee on Justice which heard evidence from two civilian members of the force about the wide-spread misclassification of homicide cases by Gardai on the Pulse system.

Shane’s mother Lucia Farrell has asked the Garda to clarify this but has so far received no answer from the authorities.

Shane was killed in a hit and run incident which has been the subject of calls for a public inquiry and is presently still under investigation with GSOC after six years.

Lucia has campaigned to raise awareness of Shane’s death and the subsequent Garda investigation and criminal proceedings.

Deputy Smith stated: “The state has treated the family of Shane very poorly and failed them on a number of occasions. They deserve an answer to the simple question was Shane’s case one of those misclassified or not?”


Contact- Bríd Smith TD- 087 909 0166
Nick Lee (Press Officer)- 087 615 6473