WATCH: Heartbroken mother of Limerick murder victim seeks answers following son's death

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WATCH: Heartbroken mother of Limerick murder victim seeks answers following son's death

Majella Sheehan has been handing out information leaflets in Moyross | Picture: Adrian Butler

THE heartbroken mother of murder victim Robert Sheehan is appealing to anyone with information about her son’s killing to come forward.

The 21-year-old who was from Moyross died after he was shot several times while attending a family wedding in Bunratty in the early hours of September 2, 2012.

A fresh appeal for information has been launched by Crimestoppers and gardai made an appeal for information on RTÉ’s Crimecall programme on Monday.

Gardai and members of Robert Sheehan’s family have been handing out information leaflets in Moyross in recent days – including this Wednesday lunchtime.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader at Watch House Cross shopping Centre, Robert’s mother Majella Sheehan said the last six years have been very difficult for her and her family who are still seeking closure.

“Please anyone who has information, pass it on to the gardai. I know ye know it so please pass it on. It has been heartbreaking – absolutely heartbreaking - for myself and my family and for his child,” she said.

Detective Sergeant Kevin O’Hagan says he has no doubt there are people living in the Moyross and Ballynanty areas of the city who have information about Robert Sheehan’s murder which may help gardai.

“Six years has gone by and for whatever reason they may have decided not to give that information but what we would say is now is the time to come forward with any information,” he said. 

To coincide with the renewed garda appeal, Crimestoppers is also urging anyone with information to come forward.

Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous and callers do not need to leave their name or address. Callers can claim a cash reward for information which significantly helps the investigation. 

Crimestoppers can be contacted at 1800 250025.