Who ‘clocked’ Patrick Nugent? A family still searches for answers

Relatives fear inquiry into 1984 death will focus on Garda investigation rather than killing

Patrick Nugent, a 23-year-old banqueting manager in Bunratty, died in the early hours of February 11th, 1984

Patrick Nugent, a 23-year-old banqueting manager in Bunratty, died in the early hours of February 11th, 1984

The family of a banqueting manager who died in suspicious circumstances 33 years ago have expressed disappointment at the terms of reference of a new Government inquiry set up to examine the Garda Síochána investigation into his death.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has appointed retired District Court judge Patrick Clyne to lead an inquiry into the Garda investigation and disciplinary inquiries that took place following the death of Patrick Nugent at the end of a 40th wedding anniversary party in the early hours of February 11th, 1984.

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