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Garda Ombudsman launches investigation into murder of Ballina native Garda Tony Golden

The Garda Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the murder of Garda Anthony Golden.

A native of Ballina, Garda Golden was shot in Omeath, County Louth on 11th October 2015 by Adrian Crevan Mackin - who then took his own life.

Mackin's partner Siobhán Phillips was shot and seriously injured in the incident.

Garda Tony Golden, a married father of three young children, was responding to an incident of domestic violence when he was shot dead by Mackin – a known dissident republican, who was on bail at the time.

25-year-old Mackin had convictions in Northern Ireland for criminal damage, possessing extreme pornography and gun and ammunition possession.

A Prime Time Investigates program has alleged that Gardaí had a litany of information about Mackin and the weapons and bombs he had in the months prior to his killing of Garda Golden.

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald says the Dail should be recalled to debate the developments, and a criminal investigation is needed…

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