Dundalk as it Happens
Father and stepmother of Siobhan Phillips reportedly suing the State over incident which led to death of Garda Tony Golden
The father and stepmother of the woman seriously injured in the incident which claimed the life of Garda Tony Golden in Omeath in October 2015 are understood to be suing the State.
A report in today’s Irish Daily Star newspaper claims that papers were formally lodged on Friday on behalf of Sean and Norma Phillips who are taking an action against the offices of Acting Garda Commissioner Donall Ó Cualáin, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Attorney General Seamus Woulfe and the State.
Sean Phillips was with his daughter Siobhan and Garda Golden when the latter escorted her to the house of Adrian Crevan Mackin in October 2015 to collect her belongings following reports of domestic abuse.
Mackin shot at both of them, killing Garda Golden and seriously injuring his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.
Sean Phillips has frequently expressed the view that Mackin was being protected by Gardaí and vowed to take legal action to get answers from the force.
More on the case in today’s Irish Daily Star.