Tánaiste to meet with the family of Michael Leonard


The Tánaiste is to meet with Michael Leonard’s family today in a bit to progress their wish for a fresh inquest into his murder.


The 24 year old from Pettigo was shot dead on May 17th 1973 close to the Fermanagh border.


In 2019, it was claimed that new evidence which the family presented proves that Michael was deliberately targeted and shot at multiple times by police before he could reach the border and his home.

The family have long been seeking a fresh inquest and this year will mark 50 years since his killing.

Speaking ahead of today’s meeting, family friend and Donegal County Councillor Michael Naughton says he is hopeful that Michael Martin will help them get justice: