Campaign seeks inquest

Campaign seeks inquest for Mary Boyle

Campaign seeks inquest

A campaign seeking action in the case of Mary Boyle said they have received support from the majority of Donegal’s elected representatives.

Helen Clarke of Donegal Families for Justice said the campaign has received written expressions of support from all Donegal TDs and most councillors. She has shared the responses they received on Twitter.

“We have a duty of care to look out for each other and each other's children and that is what we are doing,” she said.

Helen said she and some friends, all mothers, decided to lobby politicians after watching the documentary by Gemma O’Doherty, “Mary Boyle: The Untold Story”.

“We thought about what we could possibly do to do something to move this forward,” she said.

The campaign seeks an inquest and commission of inquiry for the 6-year-old who disappeared 39 years ago. Helen said the campaign will now pressure the politicians to push for action.

Thomas Pringle, independent TD, is among those who supports the call for an inquest. He had raised the issue in the Dáil in May with Minister Frances Fitzgerald, who said in response that she had no role in the process in relation to inquests.