Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins TD has proposed that a senior Garda investigator be sent to Mauritius to review the files relating to the murder of Michaela McAreavey.
Deputy Collins commented, “There are serious questions surrounding the investigation into Michaela McAreavey’s death and I believe that the Irish public would welcome direct intervention by Irish investigators to better understand what has gone wrong. The terrible mismanagement of this case from the beginning has only added to the grief and heartbreak of the Harte and McAreavey families.
“I am asking the Justice Minister Alan Shatter bring this matter to Cabinet today (Tuesday) and to discuss with the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan the possibility of sending a senior Garda investigator to Mauritius to review the case files and meet with those involved in the unsuccessful prosecution. It would be an appropriate follow-up to the Tánaiste’s meeting with Mauritian diplomats on Monday. At the very least, the involvement of An Garda Síochána would underscore the Irish people’s disgust at the failure of Mauritian authorities to prosecute Michaela’s killer or prevent the defilement of her memory in the Mauritian press. And if even just one of the family’s many questions is answered as a result, I believe it would be a worthwhile use of Garda resources.”