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Murder of William Delaney 2019

Murder-of-William-DelaneyGardaí at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating the murder of fifty-six year old William Delaney who went missing on 30 January 2019.

William was a Tipperary native who lived in Portlaoise where he had a large family. On the morning of the day in question he left Portlaoise General Hospital where he had been receiving treatment. It was established that William collected his welfare payments at Portlaoise Post Office after leaving the hospital.

The last confirmed sighting of William was at approximately 3pm on the 30 January 2019 in Monasterevin Co. Kildare where he called to visit a relative who lived in the area. The relation wasn’t at home but William was spotted outside the premises which is situated on the old Cork-Dublin Road directly opposite a local landmark known as the Hazel Hotel. William was then reported missing by his family on 6 March 2019.

In June 2019 Gardaí received information that William Delaney had been killed and that his body had been buried at a location in Laois. A comprehensive search was conducted in the area surrounding the Rock of Dunamaise but no remains were discovered.

Crimestoppers are now launching an appeal for information on the murder of William Delaney.


  • Gardaí are appealing for anyone who has any information on the disappearance and murder of William Delaney.
  • Did you see William on the days leading up to his disappearance?
  • Were you in the Monasterevin area on the date in question and did you see William?
  • Gardaí believe that people are withholding information on the murder of William Delaney. They hope that with the passing of time these people will now be able to come forward and offer whatever information they have. 

Gardaí Portlaoise Garda Station investigating. Tel: 057-8674100