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Murder of Paul Smyth


The Gardaí at Balbriggan are investigating the Murder of Paul Smyth, whose body was discovered in a field in an area known as Ballough, Lusk, Co. Dublin. The deceased was discovered with gunshots wounds on Friday 12th June 2009 at 11am.


The deceased was last seen alive at School Street, Dublin 8 at 3.15 pm on the Tuesday 9th June 2009.  He was driving an English registered Silver Opel Vectra (DY04CVB), which was later found burnt out in a field at Rathmooney near Lusk, Co. Dublin, at 5.30pm on the same day.


Paul Smyth was reported missing to Gardaí on the evening of the 9th June.  A second car, a Ford Mondeo registration number EJ03TKU owned by the deceased was discovered on Thursday the 11th June. This car was parked in the car park of the City North Hotel, which is located at the Drogheda south exit, off the M1 motorway.


Paul Smyth’s body was subsequently discovered on the next day 12th June at 11am, in a field at Ballough where he kept horses.


The Gardaí appeal will be in relation to:


 (1)  Paul Smyth’s movements from the 9th of June until the time his body was discovered on the 12th June.

 (2)  Any Suspicious activity at Rathmooney, Ballough and the City North Hotel.

 (3)  Any Sightings or information regarding the movements of theses vehicles.


Gardaí at Balbriggan Investigating                                                           Telephone   01 802 0510