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Family's appeal over Paraic's hit-and-run death

Paraic Coffey was killed 15 years ago and gardaí will be speaking about the hunt for the person or persons who knocked him down on tonight’s Crimecall.

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THE DEATH OF a young Co Meath teenager 15 years ago will be discussed on RTÉ’s Crimecall programme tonight.

18-year-old Paraic Coffey was killed in a hit-and-run incident on 9 June 1996, and no one has  yet been found responsible for his death.

The Irish Daily Star reports today that on Crimecall tonight, gardaí will say they believe the key to the mystery of Paraic’s death “lies in the Rathcairn Gaeltacht, close to where Paraic was buried”.

The Irish Daily Mirror reports that there were claims in 1996 that Paraic’s death was not an accident and that it was alleged he had been involved in a scuffle at a disco that night.

He was killed while walking home from the Buck Mulligans nightclub in Athboy.

His parents Patrick and Judy have spoken about the tragedy, saying it has changed the life of the rest of the family forever.

Paraic was last seen alive between 2.30am and 3am on 9 June on the main street in Athboy.

He was hit by a car on the Dunderry Road, where he was found at around 3.15am by a couple.

Read more in today’s Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star.

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