60 - Siege: The death of John Carthy
In April of 2000, 27 year old John Carthy, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, barricaded himself in his family home while in the throws of a manic episode. The gardai were called, and soon the old, dilapidated bungalow was surrounded by armed officers.
What followed was a standoff that lasted over 24 hours, and resulted in the tragic death of John.
But where the gardai responsible?
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Mr Justice Robert Barr, Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Facts and Circumstances surrounding the Fatal Shooting of John Carthy at Abbeylara, Co. Longford on 20 April 2000. (Government Publications Office, July 2006) Find it here (http://www.mulley.net/BarrTribunalReport/BarrTribunalReportIndex.html)
Marie Carthy, My Brother John: A Sister's Story (Dublin: Hodder Headline, 2007) Purchase it here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Brother-John-Abbeylara-depression-ebook/dp/B008Q08SZK/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=my+brother+john&qid=1580510219&sr=8-6)
Regina Hennelly, Abbeylara: The Tragic Shooting of John Carthy (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2007)