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Murder of Mark Noonan and Glen Murphy at Tesco Clearwater Service Station

The Gardai at Finglas Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Mark Noonan and Glen Murphy that occurred on Tuesday, the 23rd November 2010 at approximately 23.42hrs at Tesco Clearwater Service Station, Finglas, Dublin 11.  Both men travelled to the service station in Mark’s Toyota Avensis car registration number 05 D 86211.  A BMW saloon vehicle registration number 06 D 13665 pulled into the forecourt of the service station and a number of shots were discharged from the vehicle wounding and killing both men who died at the scene. 

The BMW drove out of the service station and travelled onto the Finglas Dual Carriage way.  They travelled onto the M50 and exited at the M50/M1 Junction.  They travelled up the M1 and drove through the M1 Toll Plaza at Drogheda, Co. Meath.  Moments after the incident two girls ran into Tesco Shopping centre located beside the service station.  Gardai believe these girls may have witnessed the incident.

The two men had spent their day in and around the Finglas and Blanchardstown area, travelling in Marks car.  At 23.25hrs the two men drove to the Tesco Shopping Centre car park.  They went into the shopping centre and spent several minutes walking through the aisles.  At the same time a male wearing a bright orange jacket, tracksuit bottoms and a blue hat walks in ahead of them.  This male is on his mobile phone and walks halfway down an aisle. The two injured party’s enquire about purchasing cigarettes and state they will go the garage for them.  They leave Tesco and return to their vehicle and drive to the service station.


• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.
• The male in the orange jacket on his mobile phone in Tesco Shopping Centre.
• The two girls who entered the Tesco Shopping Centre moments after the incident and the male who picked them up.
• The BMW involved in this incident was observed in the Warrenpoint area of Co. Down in the days prior to this incident. If anyone observed this vehicle in this area.

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating               Telephone    01 6667500