Saturday October 31, 2020

The Donegal Garda corruption scandal: In brief

A hit-and-run accident was at the centre of the biggest investigation in the Garda's history.

4th June, 2005

A hit-and-run accident was at the centre of the biggest investigation in the Garda's history.

Richie Barron, a cattle dealer, walking home drunk, was knocked down on a road leading out of the Donegal village of Raphoe early on October 14, 1996. Gardai later arrested 13 members of the extended McBreary family, claiming they were part of a conspiracy to murder Barron.

Gardai produced a detailed confession from Frank McBrearty Jnr outlining how he battered the victim to...

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