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Murder of Kenneth Fetherston on the 22/9/09

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty six year old Kenneth Fetherston who was murdered on Tuesday 22 September 2009. 

Kenneth FetherstonKenneth was reported missing on Wednesday 23 September when he failed to make contact with his family. He was last seen the previous day, he left his apartment at approximately 8.30am in his red Honda Civic vehicle registration number 93D44862. He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought €10 worth of petrol. Gardaí believe he drove to a garage in an Industrial estate on the Knocklyon Road. He was last sighted at that garage at approximately 9:30am that morning. 

Kenneth was driving a red Honda Civic car registered number 93D44862 and this vehicle was located on the 26th September 2011, in a lay-by on the N11, near the Gorey bypass. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car. The car was abandoned there between 11pm on Tues 22 and 10am on Wed 23 September.  Kenneth’s mobile phone was last used at 9.30am on Tues 22nd September. 

On Sunday 31/1/10 two people walking on Military road in the Dublin Mountains discovered what they believed to be human remains. The remains were subsequently identified as those of Kenneth. 

Kenneth’s Mother Gráinne and Father Brian make an emotional appeal for information on Crimecall this month.


  • This extensive investigation has been ongoing now for over ten years.
  • The investigation is currently being reviewed by the Serious Crime Review team An Garda Síochána are making a direct appeal to those responsible for the murder of Kenneth to come forward now and to those close to the people responsible to come forward now –  we can assure them they will be treated sensitively.
  • We understand that relationships and friendships may break down over a ten year period, and we are appealing to anyone with information about the murder of Kenneth, who now might be in a position to impart information that for whatever reason felt they could not at the time, to do so now, again we assure them they will be treated sensitively.

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000