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Murder of Robert Ryle on the 24/10/10

The Gardaí at Lucan are investigating the Murder of thirty year old Robert Ryle which took place at Foxdene Park, Lucan on Sunday, the 24th October at approximately 8:30pm.
Robert Ryle was shot several times outside a house in Ronanstown.  He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where they operated on him but he died from his injuries three days later.

Robert Ryle had spent that Sunday tending horses with his friend in Co. Kildare.  They returned to Robert’s house in Ballyfermot and at around 8:30pm were calling to a house at Foxdene Park in the Foxdene estate, Lucan.  When they arrived at the house, they turned into the drive Robert got out of the car to move a child’s bicycle to the side of the house.

A lone gunman appeared from shadows at the side of the house and shot Robert a number of times.  As Robert’s friend reversed out of the driveway the fleeing gunman got caught between the car and the garden wall.  The driver believes the gunman was injured and saw him stumble from the scene.  Gardaí later recovered the handgun used in the shooting on the footpath outside the house.


•  Anyone who may have been in the Foxdene estate between the hours of 6pm and 8.30 pm on 24/10/2010.

•  Anyone who may have seen anything in and around the Foxdene estate and who may have seen a man matching the following description; 5'9'' to 6'1'' - Dark clothing.  Face mask similar to scream type mask.

•  Any person seen to have sustained an injury which left them with a limp or other injuries.

•  Anyone with information regarding the Murder of Robert Ryle to come forward to be dealt with in confidence.

Gardai at Lucan  investigating                                                 Telephone 01 6667300