Pringle backs calls for inquest in Mary Boyle case

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Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle is backing calls for an inquest to be held in the case of Mary Boyle, who's been missing, presumed dead, since 1977.

Earlier this week, responding to a Dail question from the Independent Deputy, Tanaiste and Justice MInister Frances Fitzgerald said it is not her place to call for an inquest to be held into Ireland’s longest-running missing person case.

She stressed only the coroner, who is totally independent of her department, can call an inquest.

The case is back in the public eye after a number of politicians raised issues, including claims of political interference in the initial garda investigation.

Deputy Pringle says it's necessary that a forum is found in which important questions can be asked in a formal setting.......