GSOC responds to incident in Castleblayney

28 Nov 2018

GSOC received a referral under s. 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 from the Garda Síochána following an incident overnight in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.

A male was fatally injured by a vehicle driven by a member of the public following an interaction with a Garda member in the Garda station.

The referral was made under Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which provides for independent investigation of any matter that appears to indicate that the conduct of a member of the Garda Síochána may have resulted in the death of, or serious harm to, a person.

GSOC deployed a team of investigators to the scene and an examination of the incident continues.
Having regard to the death and injuries involved, GSOC is conscious of the distress  caused to all parties and their families as a result of the incident.

GSOC Communications Unit