A 20-year-old man who died on Saturday in Dublin Airport is said to have been in custody awaiting deportation after he was refused permission by Irish officials to enter the country.
The Street Journal gathered that the man, who died in Terminal 2 on Saturday afternoon, had been detained after arriving on a flight into Dublin.
“Investigators are at the scene and a full, independent investigation will be carried out to establish the facts of the situation.
“Further information will be given when available,” a spokeswoman of Garda Ombudsman, which is investigating incident, said in a statement.
According to her, in order to establish the fact of what happened up the point of the man’s death, the ombudsman has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death, in accordance with extant Irish and European laws.
“Given the location of the death, the investigation is likely to make use of CCTV evidence and the testimony of independent witnesses, should these be available,” she added.
The Ombudsman said efforts to contact the relatives of the deceased abroad, whose death sources said does not appear to be drug-related, were continuing and no details of the case would be released until this happened.
The Street Journal recalls that the wave of emigration to Europe in recent years, with the resultant death of many emigrants, has raised serious security concerns among world leaders of late.