Renewed Appeal On Fifth Anniversary Of Murder Of James Cahillane

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information on the fifth anniversary of the murder of James Cahillane.

Mr Cahillane was found dead following a fire at his home at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killarney in Co Kenny on 19 April, 2012.

Gardaí said that on 18 April, 2012, Mr Cahillane spent a number of hours in a pub in Killorglin before getting a taxi home, which is a rural area approximately 5kms from Killorglin.

At about 2:05am on the 19 April 2012, neighbours noticed a fire at the home of Mr Cahillane. The fire services attended and the body of James Cahillane was discovered at the scene.

Following a post mortem examination, a murder investigation commenced and despite great assistance provided by the public, this crime remains unsolved.

Marking the fifth anniversary of this crime, a further appeal is being made for information. This investigation will be featured in the upcoming edition of Crime Call which will be aired on Monday, 24 April.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.


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