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Murder of Paul Gallagher on the 28/7/14

Murder-of-Paul-Gallagher-2014Gardaí at Navan Garda Station are investigating the Murder of twenty-six year old Paul Gallagher who was fatally injured at a field at Ballymacan, Slane, Co. Meath on Monday the 28 July 2014. 

Paul and another man travelled towards Dundalk on the M1 motorway earlier in the day, sometime after 4pm. The other man was driving his red Volkswagen golf car and Paul was a passenger. They travelled through the M1 Toll Bridge at Drogheda and may have exited the motorway at junction 14.

Paul met someone at the hard shoulder and they spoke for a short time. He got back into the car and they drove onto the M1 Southbound motorway. They were seen at the Applegreen services at Castlebellingham. They had no change for the toll bridge so they exited the M1 at Drogheda. Paul directed the other man down a number of country roads. They travelled under the bridge at Oldbridge, towards Slane. They came to a farmhouse at Ballymacan. Paul got out and seemed slightly apprehensive. He got back into the car and directed the other man to return home. They stopped at the Brink Service Station in Slane and travelled on a number of country roads back to Dublin. Paul returned home.

At around 10.30pm, Paul contacted this other man again and asked him to drive him back to Drogheda. They returned to the farm at Ballymacan where they may have been joined by two other men. Paul and the other man became separated. Moments later shots were heard and Paul’s body was discovered in a field two days later. 

Garda Appeal: 

  • Did you see Paul Gallagher and another man earlier in the day on Monday the 28 July at Junction 14 on the hard shoulder of the M1, and/or in the general area?
  • Were you in the Tullyallen area of Drogheda and did you see any suspicious activity?
  • Were you in the Ballymacan area on this night and did you see any suspicious activity?
  • Were you the driver of a Subaru car that was in the area on the Monday night, 28th July 2014, or did anyone witness this vehicle in the vicinity on that night or at any other time in the days leading up to the 28th July 2014?
  • Do you have any information in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher that may assist the investigation? 

Gardaí at Navan Garda Station investigating. Tel: 046-9036100