News Updates

6th January 2016: German police decline the meeting request from An Garda Siochana to discuss Matthew’s case. The German Police still continue to ignore previous and new evidence.

14th October 2015: Meeting with Assistant Garda Commissioner in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Outcome of the meeting is for the Assistant Commissioner to request a meeting between both the Irish and German police and Matthew’s family to discuss the case and the many unanswered questions within the investigation.

29th September 2015: New evidence comes to light, with detailed account of those involved in Matthew’s death.

9th September 2015: Meeting with An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny took place to discuss the evidence behind Matthew murder. Mr Kenny confirms that he fully supports the fight for Justice For Matthew. An action plan is discussed and underway.

25th May 2015: Murder of Matthew Fitzpatrick: Evidence Part 4 – of a 4 Part series detailing the evidence proving Matthew Fitzpatrick was murdered
https://youtu.be/njWl-7Jct5Q

25th May 2015: Murder of Matthew Fitzpatrick: Evidence Part 3 – of a 4 Part series detailing the evidence proving Matthew Fitzpatrick was murdered https://youtu.be/2VnH4bgtDMo

25th May 2015: Murder of Matthew Fitzpatrick: Evidence Part 2 – of a 4 Part series detailing the evidence proving Matthew Fitzpatrick was murdered https://youtu.be/d97EJGqnT-w

25th May 2015: Murder of Matthew Fitzpatrick: Evidence Part 1 – of a 4 Part series detailing the evidence proving Matthew Fitzpatrick was murdered https://youtu.be/SmnECwwL5P0

10th February 2015: Radio interview with Galway Bay FM’s Keith Finnegan regarding the latest update and new evidence. Interview also features Ciaran Cannon TD. You can listen to the interview on the Justice For Matthew YouTube Channel. http://youtu.be/DljNcklcNlE

21st October 2014: TheLocal.de (German news in English) publish an article on Matthew case and our current position on our fight for justice: http://www.thelocal.de/20141021/expats-family-press-for-answers-four-years-after-death

28th September 2014: TheJournal.ie release an article on Matthew’s case and our fight for justice, with additional emphasis on the Irish Government’s lack of involvement http://www.thejournal.ie/matthew-fitzpatrick-galway-germany-1674940-Sep2014/

15th September 2014: Radio interview with Galway Bay FM’s Keith Finnegan regarding the current status of Matthew’s case.  You can listen to the interview via our YouTube channel http://youtu.be/GvDPAOe9tz0

13th September 2014: Journalist John Waters writes a detailed account of the fight for Justice For Matthew – featured in the Irish Independent Weekend Review. Please see http://www.independent.ie/life/death-of-an-irishman-the-brutal-facts-for-his-family-30583312.html

13th September 2014: Journalist Graham Clifford writes about Matthew and the fight for justice – featured in the Irish Independent Weekend Review. Please see http://www.independent.ie/life/caring-and-loving-he-was-a-real-goto-sort-of-guy-30580434.html

11th July 2014: Radio Interview with Galway Bay FM’s Keith Finnegan regarding the Irish Government and Justice for Matthew. Check out the YouTube channel to hear the interview: http://youtu.be/GFG9PuK5xNU

29th May 2014: Based on recent feedback supplied regarding our email campaign, we understand that the private secretary of Mr Eamon Gilmore is responding to all emails that have been sent so far. The response states that the Department for Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to Matthew’s family. It is important to note that the email campaign is based on asking the Minister for Foreign Affairs to demand from the German authorities that the investigation in to Matthew’s death is carried out with the highest professionalism. The email campaign request goes beyond the Department for Foreign Affairs providing consular assistance, as it is specifically directed at the Minister for Foreign Affairs to make a formal stand to support Matthew’s rights.

19th May 2014: Radio Interview with Galway Bay FM’s Keith Finnegan, check out the YouTube channel to hear the interview: http://youtu.be/pL1n1Yefdq8

19th May 2014: Website updated with all latest facts of the fight for justice

7th February 2014: Fitzpatrick family receive the completed police investigation files from the Mannheim Prosecutor.  It is clear that the Police Investigators have focused on building a case for suicide rather than carrying out a homicidal investigation. Please view the Facts page on this website

2nd February 2012: Document of evidence consisting of over 400 pages provided to the Prosecutor in Mannheim Germany. He directs the Karlsruhe Police to open a Homicide investigation in to the death of Matthew Fitzpatrick

1st September 2011: Fitzpatrick family contract a lawyer in Frankfurt, who works on putting a document of evidence together. The document highlights all evidence leading to murder.

24th June 2011: Article in Irish Time from John Waters http://bit.ly/kX0Ne7

10th June 2011: Patrick Fitzpatrick interview with Keith Finnegan On Galway Bay FM http://bit.ly/jFc8b3

30th May 2011: Elaine Fitzpatrick & Patrick Fitzpatrick Interview with TV3 News http://bit.ly/m75FHf

13th May 2011: Mary Burke & Patrick Fitzpatrick Interview with TV3’s The Morning Show: http://bit.ly/jm6QyX

12th May 2011: Matthew’s case mentioned in Dail Eireann (Irish Parliment) by Deputy Colm Keaveney (Labour TD):  http://bit.ly/kLV5FB

9th May 2011: Patrick Fitzpatrick interview with Irish radio station Tipp FM: http://bit.ly/jgUk72

4th May 2011: Patrick Fitzpatrick’s interview with Galway Bay FM: http://bit.ly/jve5gB

3rd May 2011: This website went live today and we have been overwhelmed with the support received from all over the world.  We are gathering a lot of signatures on the Petition page but we still have a long way to go.  We have had no response yet from the German authorities (those who were involved with this case), so we need to shout louder.  Thank you again for your support it is without doubt very much appreciated.

28th April 2011: First editorial released in the Connacht Tribune http://bit.ly/iN0tmT

21st April 2011: Coroner Court hearing in Dublin, jury recorded an Open Verdict.  The Deputy State Pathologist details the significant and traumatic injuries Matthew received.  The Fitzpatrick family demands that the Mannheim (Germany) State Prosecutor re-opens the case in to Matthew’s death immediately

10th January 2011: Dublin police inform us that the Mannheim police decline to send their police report to the Irish authorities, informing them that the Fitzpatrick family must go through a legal process to obtain all documentation.

22nd December 2010: Matthew is laid to rest in Portumna Co Galway

18th December 2010: Second autopsy on Matthew’s body is carried out in Dublin by the Deputy State Pathologist

17th December 2010: Matthew is repatriated to Ireland

15th December 2010: First Autopsy is carried out on Matthew’s body in Mannheim

12th December 2010: Matthew’s family are informed of his death at approximately 7:00pm

11th December 2010: Matthew Fitzpatrick is found dead in his apartment in Mannheim at approximately 11:00am