Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of Supreme Court Judge Mr. Justice Frank Clarke to the independent inquiry of GSOC following tragic death of Sgt. Michael Galvin last month.
The inquiry will examine the conduct of designated officers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission in relation to its investigation into the contact of members of An Garda Síochána with Ms Sheena Stewart on 1 January 2015 shortly prior to her death in a road traffic incident.
The tragic events giving rise to this inquiry, involving the deaths of two people in greatly different circumstances, have been widely reported.
The Minister asks that the inquiry be given the time and space to look into all relevant matters and to come to its conclusions.