The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has decided not to bring charges against the suspected killer of Joe Deacy.

Three years ago, on August 12th, Joe was on holiday in Mayo when he was found unconscious outside a house between Swinford and Bohola at 6.30am. He died the following day in the Beaumont Hospital. A murder inquiry was launched after a post-mortem found that he had died due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The 21-year-old, from St Alban’s in England, was an avid GAA fan was a regular visitor to Mayo. His grandparents were originally from Bohola and Swinford.

The DPP ruled that there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges. Joe’s family is examining the possibility of requesting a review of the decision taken.

The DPP decision means the inquest into his death can finally take place.

It may be next year before the inquest is held.

The investigation into the death of Joe Deacy remains ongoing, and Gardaí are continuing to appeal for people with information to make contact with them.


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