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Gardaí want to speak to taxi drivers who can help crack a 16-year-old missing person case

Gardaí are again appealing for help in finding him.


AENGUS ‘GUSSIE’ SHANAHAN was last seen on 11 February 2000 when he was enjoying a night out with friends.

Today, gardaí are again appealing for help in finding him.

‘Gussie’ is the youngest in a family of four and lived with his parents Bob and Nancy at Ashbrook on the Ennis Road in Limerick.

He had been working in Dell in Castletroy, Limerick.

When he finished work on Friday afternoon 11 February 2000, he went out with friends. When he did not return to work on Monday 14 February, his family reported him as a missing person to An Garda Siochana.

Gussie had gone to Coopers Bar in St Joseph Street with friends on that Friday.

Gussie was captured on CCTV leaving the pub wearing dark blue jeans, a blue top and a red, white and blue Adidas jacket and crossing the road towards his friend’s house.

However, he walked towards a laneway known locally as School Alley Lane.

He was never seen again.

He is described as being 5’10″, of thin build, around ten stone, of pale complexion with short fair hair.

Aengus’s family and gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen Gussie or have useful information and who have not been in contact previously, to do so now.

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have seen Gussie on the Friday night or early the following morning to come forward, especially taxi drivers in the Limerick area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Read: The search for Gussie Shanahan: “It’s my dying wish to find out what happened to my son”

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