Limerick gardai to make TV appeal on tenth anniversary of murder

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI investigating the murder of Sean Poland on the outskirts of the city almost decade ago will tonight make a renewed appeal for information about his killing.

GARDAI investigating the murder of Sean Poland on the outskirts of the city almost decade ago will tonight make a renewed appeal for information about his killing.

The 39-year-old was shot dead during an armed robbery at his home in Blackwater, Ardnacrusha late on New Year’s Eve 2002.

Mr Poland’s partner was tied up by an armed gang during the incident but she survived the attack, which shocked the country.

It is understood that investigating gardai suspect criminals from the city were responsible for the murder and more than 20 people have been arrested and questioned by gardai.

However, despite the large number of arrests nobody has ever been charged in relation to the death.

Sean Poland’s sister, Marie Horgan, will be interviewed on RTÉ’s Crimecall programme tonight ahead of the tenth anniversary of her brother’s death.

It is understood the decision to make a renewed appeal was made following a review of the case by detectives attached to Henry Street garda station.

Supt Frank O’Brien who will make the appeal for information on the Crimecall programme says the investigation of Sean Poland’s death remains open.

“It is an ongoing investigation and there have been a significant number of arrests and we believe that there are people out there with information,” he said.

Supt O’Brien appealed for anyone with information to come forward in the hope that the family of Sean Poland can receive some closure - ten years on.

Members of Sean’s family have also consistently maintained that there are individuals who have information about what happened on December 31, 2002.

Anyone with information can call Crimecall on 1800405060 or Henry Street garda station at (061) 212400.