GRA backs call for Garda Fallon death inquiry

The Garda Representative Association this week endorsed calls for an inquiry into the murder of Roscommon Garda Richard Fallon in 1970.             Garda Fallon’s family is seeking a public inquiry into the murder. Garda Richard Fallon was killed by armed men during a bank raid at Arran Quay in Dublin.             Three men were later brought to trial and acquitted. No one has been held responsible for the murder, but it is believed that a group known as Saor Éire carried out the raid.             This week, Garda Fallon’s son Finian accused the Government of covering up circumstances surrounding his father’s death. He called on Justice Minister Brian Lenihan to initiate an enquiry.             Garda Fallon (43), a native of Ballyleague, County Roscommon, was married with five children. He was awarded the Scott Medal for bravery posthumously.