Father of Limerick murder victim calls for calm

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THE father of Robert Sheehan who was murdered in Bunratty at the weekend has called for calm following his son’s death.

THE father of Robert Sheehan who was murdered in Bunratty at the weekend has called for calm following his son’s death.

Patrick Sheehan, who was speaking at Corpus Christi Church in Moyross during his son’s funeral mass, said his family do not want any revenge attacks for the killing.

“As a family, we would not like to see any other person in the world go through what pain we are going through at the moment. No parent should ever have to bury their child through senseless violence or any other reason,” he told mourners.

Speaking in his homily, parish priest Fr Tony O’Riordan, condemned those responsible for murdering the 21-year-old father-of-one who was gunned down as he attended his brother’s wedding reception.

“To you who travelled out to Bunratty and did what you did, I say you have been the agents of evil. You have deliberately ended a life, the young life of another human being,” he said.

Meanwhile, two men are still being questioned in connection with Sunday’s shooting.

The pair, who are both from Limerick city, are being detained at Ennis and Shannon garda stations.