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Shooting victim sues Garda Comm., AG and garda

A Collaney man injured in a republican dissident attack in 2012 has taken an action seeking damages from the Garda Commissioner, the Attorney General and a Sligo garda in relation to misfeasance in public office, negligence, breach of duty of care and violations of Data Protection.

Arron Nealis (37), was shot and severely wounded in Dublin on 3rd September 2012 in the same gun attack that killed Alan Ryan, a senior dissident republican who was 32 at the time. A second Sligo man, Paul Stewart escaped injury when he was ignored by the gunman. See Link (i) below.

According to solicitors acting for Mr Nealis he was disabled as a result of the shooting. Whilst being treated in hospital the solicitors, Fahy Bambury, say he was served with a Garda Information Message (GIM) that gardaí believed his life was under threat.

In his instructions to the solicitors Mr Nealis advised that he made numerous complaints to the Garda Ombudsman. He believed that Garda Jimell Henry who was attached to Pearse St Station, Dublin, at the time was passing his details to criminal gangs.

Ms Jemill (35) from Cairns Hill, Sligo, is currently before the courts on several charges including drug possession and disclosing information obtained in the course of her duties knowing the disclosure was likely to have a harmful effect. See link (ii) below.

    The scene of the 2012 Dublin shooting. Aaron Nealis (foreground) being treated by medics

Fahy Bambury Solicitors informed Sligo Today that Mr Nealis had received confirmation from Superintendent Jim Delaney of the Office of the Garda Ombudsman that Ms Jemill had been arrested and charged with passing information and that information about him from the Garda PULSE system was found in follow up searches of criminal's houses in the Sligo region.

Mr Nealis also informed his solicitors that he had become aware that there are further threats to his life from criminal elements and that he has serious concern for his safety and for the safety of his family.

        Garda Jemill Henry is currently on bail facing numerous charges. Photo: James Connolly

The solicitors state that they await a meaningful response from representations made to the Garda Commissioner and to Superintendent Mary Murray of Sligo Garda Station as to the safety issue and clarification of security for Mr Nealis.

Mr Nealis claimed that he is frustrated by the ineffectiveness of GSOC and that his safety and privacy has been grossly violated purely because of his political beliefs.

The solicitors also confirmed that summons for the High Court proceedings have been served on all defendants.

Link (i) Sligo Today 4/9/2012   Link (ii) Sligo Today 3/6/2016

See also Sligo Today 11/7/2013