Gardai launch new appeal for information in ten-year unsolved murder case

They are appealing for any information relating to a murder of local Tallaght man in 2007

Gardai launch new appeal for information in ten-year unsolved murder case

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Gardaí in Tallaght are renewing their appeal for help in a 10 year old murder investigation of 60 year-old Michael Gallagher who was stabbed to death in his home.

The victim, Michael Gallagher, was watching television in the home of his partner Sally Rogers on the 18th January 2007 at 49 Tymonville Road, Tallaght, Co. Dublin when two men called to the front door at approximately 10.06pm.

When Ms Rogers answered the door she was pushed aside by the men, one of whom was brandishing a hammer while the other carried a knife.

The two men forced their way into the kitchen in chase of Mr Gallagher, where they repeatedly stabbed him 15 times and Ms Rogers was assaulted with a hammer.

Ms Rogers told Dublin Live yesterday that her last memory of her partner is him telling the attackers, 'you're in the wrong house'.

The assailants left the house and fled the scene on foot towards Tymon North Road. A description of one of the attackers from the time of the crime states he wore a fawn-coloured jacket and was about five feet 11 inches.

Detective Inspector John Walsh of Tallaght Garda Station said to In Tallaght:

“We are issuing an appeal to those people who, in the passage of time, may not have come forward at the time of the murder but may now feel comfortable to do so.”

Gardaí continue to liaise with the family of Michael Gallagher in connection with the murder investigation.

They are looking for witnesses, particularly those who may have seen two men on the roadway near the home place of Michael Gallagher, to contact them.

They are also appealing for anyone who saw unusual activity in the Tymonville area on the evening of 18th January 2007, to get in touch at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.