The O’Farrell family is very disappointed with the Scoping Exercise Report.
It is regrettable that as a private family we have to issue a press release to deal with outstanding matters arising from a Report which were brought to the attention of Judge Haughton, Helen McEntee and the DOJ and remain unanswered.
The purpose of the scoping exercise was to decide, based on pre-existing reports,
whether there is need for further inquiry. It was not part of the Terms of Reference,
nor required of Judge Haughton to make findings in respect of Shane and the circumstances of his death.
In fact, the Terms of Reference were amended by the DOJ/Office of Attorney General to specifically
exclude the trial of Zigimantas Gridzuiska. Notwithstanding this, a victim blaming narrative is adopted
which is regrettable and offensive where Shane has no voice.
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