Gardai says criminal prosecution possible in the case of Donegal man who drowned in Dublin

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Conal Gildea The case of a  Donegal man who died after falling into the Liffey while attending a party on a floating bar is the subject of an “ongoing investigation which may lead to a criminal prosecution”.
That is according to Inspector Martin Mooney of Pearse Street Garda Station who spoke at the opening of the inquest into his death yesterday in Dublin.
The body of 25 year-old  Conal Gildea from Carn in Ardara, was recovered from the river at Britton Quay in Dublin’s city centre by the Garda Water Unit on Monday, April 29 this year.
He had last been seen on the boat two days earlier.
Requesting an adjournment of the inquest to facilitate the investigation, Inspector Mooney confirmed that it is not a homicide issue but relates to issues of “supply”.
He said that a number of witnesses have yet to be interviewed.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell adjourned the inquest for further mention on December 12 to allow time for Gardaí to continue their inquiries.


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