Local Gardai issue appeal for information on tenth anniversary of unsolved murder

Gardaí in Tallaght are renewing their appeal for help in a 10 year old murder investigation.

On the night of Thursday January 18 2007, Michael Gallagher and his partner were at home in 49 Tymonville Road, Tallaght.

At approximately 10.06pm a knock came to the door and was answered by Michael Gallagher’s partner.

Two men then burst in to the kitchen where an unprovoked attack took place on Mr Gallagher.

During the assault Michael sustained a fatal knife wound to the body.

The assailants left the house and fled the scene on foot. Michael’s partner was also injured in this attack.

Detective Inspector John Walsh of Tallaght Garda Station said:

“We are issuing an appeal to those people who, in the passage of time, may not have come forward at the time of the murder but may now feel comfortable to do so.”

Gardaí continue to liaise with the family of Michael Gallagher in connection with the murder investigation.

They are looking for witnesses, particularly those who may have seen two men on the roadway near the home place of Michael Gallagher, to contact them.

They are also appealing for anyone who saw unusual activity in the Tymonville area on the evening of 18th January 2007, to get in touch at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.