Inquest into controversial death of Churchill man to last a number of days

November 10, 2022

An inquest into the controversial death of a Churchill man is to take place at Letterkenny Courthouse next week.

The inquest into the death of Seamus Doherty is expected to last three days.

Mr Doherty, of Drumcanoo, Churchill was found dead at his home in June, 2012.

A murder investigation had been launched and a man was due to stand trial in connection with the death but the charge was withdrawn at the Central Criminal Court.

A large number of witnesses are expected to give evidence before the inquest which will be held by Donegal County Coroner Dr Denis McCauley.

The inquest was previously opened in September, 2018.

At the opening the names of a number of witnesses were read out including taxi-driver Stephen McDaid, Anne Doherty, Martina Spokes and Samuel Clarke.

The Garda witnesses included Garda Sean McLaughlin, Superintendent Michael Finan, Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher (retired) and Garda Danny Costello.

The inquest is expected to run from Wednesday, November 16th until Friday, November 18th.