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Murder of John O’Regan on the 15/4/14

Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 48 year old John O’Regan who was shot dead on Tuesday, the 15th April 2014.

John lived in Ballymun with his partner and worked as a window cleaner. He had a daily routine that usually started at 8am. However on this particular day, John left his home later than usual. He cycled through Silloge Gardens and passed his grandsons crèche and waved at him. It is believed the gunman riding a bicycle was waiting nearby. He followed John onto Gateway Avenue and fired a number of shots at John, fatally wounding him.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Silloge Gardens, Gateway Avenue and Ballymun Road on the morning of 15th April 2014 between 08.00hrs and 08.50hrs and may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

• Gardaí believe the gunman may have been waiting for John O’Regan in this area for some time before the murder. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen him to come forward.

• The gunman fled the scene on his bicycle and travelled onto the Ballymun road and crossed at the pedestrian crossing onto the city bound side of the road. He passed a number of people at the bus stop and was last spotted at the junction of Shanliss Road.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen or recovered articles discarded by the gunman including the bicycle, a fluorescent jacket and a bag to come forward.
Tuesday the 15th of April was a bright spring morning. The schools were closed due to the Easter holidays, however there was still several people travelling through the area by bus, car, bicycle and on foot that may have seen something suspicious. Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who has yet to come forward with information.

Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating                   Telephone 01 6664400