Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has welcomed confirmation from the Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam that he will invite the gardaí and the PSNI to send officers to assist with the investigation into Michaela McAreavey’s death.
Deputy Collins said, “I very much welcome the fact that Prime Minister Ramgoolam is extending this diplomatic courtesy to Ireland. As I have previously stated, I believe we need direct intervention by Irish investigators to better understand what has gone wrong in the Michaela McAreavey case. It is the next appropriate step following the Tánaiste’s meeting with Mauritian diplomats on Monday and the Government’s decision to lodge a formal protest with the Government of Mauritius.
“I am now urging the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to formally request that the Garda Commissioner send a senior investigator to Mauritius to review the files relating to Michaela McAreavey’s death and to meet with those involved in the prosecution team.”