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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# Cold Case
'You may be unknowingly shielding a killer': Fresh appeal in Raonaid Murray case
Tomorrow marks 17 years since the teenager was killed just yards from her home in Glenageary.

TOMORROW MARKS 17 years since Dublin teenager Raonaid Murray was brutally murdered, just 500 yards from her home in Glenageary.

On the day she was killed in 1999, the 17-year-old did a shift at the Sally West clothes shop in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre where she worked, leaving at 9pm.

With a friend, she went on to Scott’s pub in Dun Laoghaire and made plans to go to a night club later that night. At 11.20pm, she left Scott’s to go home to change before heading to the club.

Raonaid’s house was about a 15 minute walk from the pub. At 12.33am on 4 September, her body was found at Silchester Crescent. She had been stabbed to death less than 500 yards from her home.

Today, the teenage girl’s family and gardaí renewed their appeal for any information which may assist in their continued investigation. Gardaí said they remain fully committed to the investigation and the full time incident room remains in situ at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.

“Raonaid was only 17-years-old at the time of her murder and her circle of friends are now adults, many with their own families. Gardaí have recently contacted and spoken again with a number of Raonaid’s close friends and their assistance has been greatly appreciated,” they said in a statement.

“As part of the ongoing review of this investigation Gardaí are requesting those who knew Raonaid well to contact the Investigation Team at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.”

If any person has any information which could assist in identifying a motive for the murder of Raonaid and/or if any person has any doubts about the veracity of an alibi provided, we would appeal for your immediate assistance.
You may be unknowingly shielding a killer.

Gardai said the solving of this murder is of the utmost priority for them and any information received will be treated with absolute confidentiality.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the garda incident room at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 6665000 or  01 6665012, the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

A reward for critical information received is available from Crimestoppers – freephone 1800 25 00 25.

Read: Gardaí appeal for help in finding two missing teenage girls>

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