Topics discussed were the recent health workers strike, defence forces pay, the public procurement process and the role of the Gardai and GSOC
Bríd Smith calls on Justice Minister to clarify if Shane O’Farrell case was misclassified by 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?”
I was the Late Debate on radio 1 a few days ago. I had said that if I had a gun I’d have shot up the Dáil – problem was that if I did, I wouldn’t have hit many. On the day when SEANIE FITZPATRICK GOT AWAY WITH THE BIGGEST BANK JOB IN HISTORY, homeless children were sleeping in Garda stations and in parks. And practically no-one in the Dáil to raise a word of protest. How many would have been there if they were voting a pay-rise for themselves, I wonder