Further delay in Denis Donaldson inquest

Thursday 26 April 2012 18.06
Mr Donaldson was shot dead near Glenties in April 2006
Mr Donaldson was shot dead near Glenties in April 2006

A Garda Superintendent has said that a file on the murder of Denis Donaldson will be sent to the DPP within weeks.

Supt Michael Finan told Coroner Dr Denis McCauley in Letterkenny today that he was seeking a further adjournment of the inquest into the death of Mr Donaldson of six months.

He said that would give time for submission of the ''substantial'' file and for the DPP to consider it.

Dr McCauley agreed to a further adjournment of the inquest into the death of Mr Donaldson, who was shot dead near Glenties in April 2006.

It was the ninth time the proceedings had been adjourned.

Solicitor for Mr Donaldson’s family, Ciaran Shields of Madden Finucane, said that the family had heard before that a file was going to be submitted and had had enough.

Mr Shields said they had instructed him to take legal action against the State under the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to the delay in the proceedings by the gardaí and the Coroners Court.

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