Video: Limerick murder victim’s father seeks support for protest

David Hurley

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David Hurley

THE father of murder victim, Jeffrey Hannan, is appealing for public support ahead of a protest march which has been organised by the group Justice4all.

The newly formed group includes a number of independent TDs and individuals who have come together to seek justice for the victims of the Irish legal system.

Jeffrey Hannan, who was aged 19, died after he was attacked near his home in O’Malley Park, Southill during the early hours of November 22, 2007.

He died from severe injuries after he was struck a number of times during a row with a group of young men.

While a number of people have been arrested and questioned by gardai about the murder, nobody has ever been charged in connection with the killing.

Jeffrey’s father, Alan Hannan, says he will be taking part in a protest which will take place outside Henry Street garda station on Friday, December 13 between 12 midday and 4pm.

“This march is not just about me, it is about all the homicides in Limerick and across Ireland. People are looking for justice for their loved ones and they haven’t got it yet,” he said.

It is understood a number of other Limerick families whose relatives have been murdered will also take place in the march.

“I need people to come out and support this march because I think its very important because they could be in this situation some day and they might need support. The people of Limerick are brilliant and they will come out and support us because they know that Jeffrey was a nice young lad so I can’t see any reason why they can’t come out and support this march,” said Mr Hannan.

He says he knows who killed his son and has personally contacted the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, seeking an explanation as to why nobody has prosecuted in relation to his death.

“If the six people who were involved with his death are not handed up, this could happen to someone else’s kids around Southill or anybody else in Limerick.

Next month’s protest is the second to be organised by justice4all.ie.

Hundreds of people attended a similar protest in Tullamore, County Offaly during the summer and Alan Hannan says he hopes and even bigger crowd will turn out in Limerick in a fortnight’s time.