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Killarney colleagues saddened by Lixnaw tragedy

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By Sean Moriarty

Friends and colleagues of Jamie O’Sullivan have expressed their sadness at his passing in tragic circumstances on Tuesday evening.

Jamie, 24, was one of three family members found dead at their home in Lixnaw, in the north of the county on.

He completed his welder/fitter apprenticeship at Liebherr Container Cranes earlier this year and was well-known and liked by colleagues at the Fossa plant.

At approximately 8.30pm, on Tuesday evening Gardaí in Listowel received a call from a member of the public concerned for the residents of a domestic dwelling at Kilfeighney, Lixnaw.

The body of Eileen O’Sullivan (56) and Jamie O’Sullivan (24) were discovered in the house. Both bodies appear to have suffered gunshot wounds.

In a follow up search of the outdoor area of the site the body of Mossie O’Sullivan (63) was discovered at the boundary of the rear yard, also with gunshot wounds.

“It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the death of our colleague, Jamie O’Sullivan.

"Jamie completed his apprenticeship with Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd earlier this year and was employed with us as a fitter and welder.

"At this difficult time, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Jamie’s family, friends and work colleagues,” said a statement issued jointly by management and staff at Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.

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Gardaí in Listowel have commenced a criminal investigation into the incident.

The investigation is being led by Killarney-based Garda Superintendent Paul Kennedy.

Superintendent Kennedy has been in charge of the Listowel Garda District since 2020.

He told a press conference on Wednesday evening that a legally held fire arm was found at the scene.

He explained that the scene had been preserved on Tuesday night and that on Wednesday afternoon the Garda Technical Bureau commenced a forensic examination of the scene.

Dr. Margot Bolster, Locum Assistant State Pathologist, attended the scene on Wednesday.

The bodies of all three persons were removed to University Hospital Kerry, Tralee where state post mortems will take place.

“The result of the post mortem will determine the course of the investigation but preliminary findings are that all three persons died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
An Garda Síochána is not looking for any other person in relation to this investigation, at this time,” Garda Kennedy told the briefing.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the extended families of the deceased and An Garda Síochána will support the families during this personal tragedy for them.

"An Garda Síochána appeals for privacy for the family at this time.”

“An Garda Síochána is also conscious of the severe impact this incident has on the tight knit community here in Kerry and we are appealing to this community or any other persons who may have any information in relation to the tragic events in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw to contact investigating Gardaí at Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, or the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666.”

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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