Gardai to make TV appeal over murder of Limerick man Jeffrey Hannan

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

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

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

GARDAI are set to make a make a televised appeal this Monday night for information about the murder of a young Limerick man more than a decade ago.

The fresh appeal in relation to the death of 19-year-old Jeffrey Hannan will be broadcast during the Crimecall programme on RTÉ One television.

The father-of-two 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.

The results of a post mortem suggested he was struck across the head with a weapon of some sort - possibly an axe.

While more than 20 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, has consistently maintained that he knows the identity of his son’s killer and that he believes there are people in the locality who have information about what happened but who have not come forward to gardai.

Following an appeal on the tenth anniversary of the murder a fund was established by an anonymous donor to offer a reward to anyone who comes forward with information which leads to a prosecution.

“Money talks up there (Southill) and hopefully it will have an effect and somebody will come forward,” said Alan Hannan told the Limerick Leader at the time.

Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating the murder of Jeffrey Hannan and anyone with information is asked to contact them in confidence at (061) 214340.