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Murder of Michael Kelly on the 15/7/13

Gardaí at Kilmainham Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Michael Kelly which occurred shortly before 10.30am on Monday the 15th July 2013.

Twenty seven year old Michael Kelly was shot and fatally wounded at Grand Canal View, Rialto near Suir Road / Davitt Road.

A car was found burnt out a short distance away in Rialto Court.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Grand Canal area who might have seen Michael Kelly before the shooting, to come forward.

• The shooting occurred adjacent to the Luas tram line, at the time that trams were travelling in both directions. Gardaí are appealing to passengers who may have noticed any suspicious activity to come forward.

• Gardaí are also interested in the movements of a metallic Brown Opel Astra Saloon 99LH5711 which was found burnt out. Did you see this car prior to 10.30am on the morning of the shooting? Did you see this car on St. James’ Walk, South Circular Road, New Ireland Road or Suir Road it may have been driving in an erratically manner.

• Gardaí have been given a description of a person observed close to the scene. He is described as 6’4” in height, wearing navy / black Addidas bottoms and a two tone shiny tracksuit top, light grey or white at the top and a light blue at the bottom - could be Addidas (waterproof/wet look type). If you saw anyone matching this description please contact the Gardaí.

Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating              Telephone 01 666 9400