THE father of a key witness in last year's Navan swimming pool tragedy has raised concerns over the nature of the investigation.

Gordon Meehan, whose daughter discovered the body of eight-year-old Isaac Agaba, said he was never approached on her behalf in relation to an internal investigation.

A review of 'practices and procedures' at the pool was commissioned by Aura, the company which runs the leisure centre, and was completed last December.

Gardaí in Navan, who have a copy of that report, are now winding up their own probe and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Agaba had been swimming at the Aura Leisurelink complex last August when he died. The company, which said there were eight lifeguards on duty at the time, commissioned an independent firm to initiate a "review of the systems and procedures in place" at the time.

A spokesman declined to say which company carried out the review or reveal any of its findings in respect of an ongoing garda inquiry and pending inquest.

However, in a recent interview Meehan said he was concerned that he had not been contacted by the company as his daughter was a central witness. "At no stage were we asked by Aura for information while they were carrying out the investigation," he told a local newspaper.

"I can't understand how the company can issue a report on the accident when they haven't spoken to one of the main witnesses. The company could have at least have contacted us to reassure [my daughter]." It is understood that the Meehans did cooperate with the separate garda investigation and gave statements.

When contacted by the Sunday Tribune, Meehan said he was unavailable to elaborate on his concerns as the matter was now with his solicitor.