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Judge advises mediation in Garda Tony Golden compensation case

Judge advises mediation in Garda Tony Golden compensation case

A judge has called on the legal teams involved in a compensation case being taken by the widow and children of murdered Garda Tony Golden to consider mediation in the case in order to avoid unnecessary trauma to the family.

According to a report on Breakingnews.ie, Mr Justice Michael Twomey was told that a fully contested trial would taken between three and five days in the High Court.

Both parties are now to consider mediation.

Nicola Golden is seeking compensation for herself and her three children after her husband Tony was killed in the line of duty in Omeath on October 11th 2015.

The 36-year-old Mayo native, who resided in Blackrock, was shot five times in a murder suicide incident after responding to a domestic violence complaint. Adrian Crevan Mackin fired shots at Garda Golden and Siobhan Phillips before turning the gun on himself. Ms Phillips survived the attack but continues to recover from the injuries sustained.

The Co Down woman has also issued personal injury proceedings against the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana and the State alleging negligence.

Read the full story here.

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