Frank McBrearty Jnr settles with State for €1.5m

The Irish Times reports that the DoJ has settled with Frank McBrearty junior.

The Department of Justice has confirmed that Frank McBrearty junior has settled all claims with the state for a sum of €1.5million.The settlement relates to four claims, two in the name of Mr McBrearty, one in the name of his wife and one joint claim.

Some 47 high court actions by members of the extended Mr McBrearty family had been due to commence on October 18th. The claims relate to alleged malicious prosecution, wrongful arrest, planting of evidence and false arrest. State lawyers conceded liability for damages to McBrearty junior in June last.

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