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Murder of Niall Dorr

The Gardai at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating the murder of eighteen year old Niall Dorr.  On Wednesday the 13th October 2010 at approximately 9.06pm Niall Dorr was involved in an altercation with a group of five men on Castle Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth. 

He was seriously assaulted during this altercation.  A passing motorist who witnessed the incident flagged down a patrol car in the area and informed them of the incident he had witnessed.  The Gardai arrived at the scene and discovered Niall Dorr lying on the ground with injuries to his head and body.  He was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda were his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead in the afternoon of the 14th October 2010.

Niall Dorr had an interview for the Irish Army on the morning of Wednesday, the 13th October 2010 in Dublin.  He travelled to Dublin by bus the previous night with his mother and they stayed in a hotel.  The interview went well and Niall commented on this on his Facebook page.  He returned to Dundalk that afternoon and met up with two of his friends.  They hung around the town for a few hours.  They walked up Castle Road area to the junction of Mill Street and Seatown.  Here they met a group of five men and an altercation ensued.  This spilled out onto the road and back down Castle Road.  Niall Dorr was discovered lying on the ground with the right hand side of his body partially under a parked car. He was naked from the waist up.


• Anyone who was in the area of Castle Road or Mill Street and Seatown junction at the time of the incident.
• Saint Gerard’s Novena mass was on in a Church nearby and there was a lot of traffic in the area.
• Anyone with information regarding the Murder of Niall Dorr to come forward and to be dealt with in confidence.

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating                                          Telephone 042 9388400