Website to help find Raonaid Murray's killer

The family of Raonaid Murray, the teenager who was murdered close to her home in Glenageary, Co Dublin, ten years ago have set up a website,, dedicated to the teenager’s memory and appealing for help in finding her killer.
The 17-year-old teenager was stabbed to death at Silchester Crescent in the early hours of September 4th, 1999. She had been socialising in Dun Laoghaire and it is thought that she was last seen by friends in Scott’s bar in the town’s main street after which she made her way home on foot.
The Garda investigation into her death is ongoing. There have been various reports of breakthroughs in the past ten years but no one has ever been charged with her murder.
Speaking on Morning Ireland, on RTE Radio 1, Raonaid’s parents, Jim and Deirdre Murray, described her as “our sunflower”. On the website, her parents, together with her siblings, Daniel and Sarah, describe Raonaid as “a treasure beyond words”.
Jim Murray was principal and a teacher at Presentation College, Glasthule, now closed. People are invited to post tributes on the site.

3 Responses to Website to help find Raonaid Murray's killer

  1. Hanora Brennan 31/08/09 at 1:22 pm #

    Where were the Gardai and what were they doing? I feel for the family of this young girl and offer them my sympathies.

  2. trisha 01/09/09 at 12:33 pm #

    I would love to wake up some morning and see the headlines on the papers saying that they have found and charged the person responsible for Raonaid’s murder, but even if they did catch him or her what sort of justice would her family get?
    It is very rare that anyone gets charged with murder in this country, the justice system in Ireland is too soft. But saying that, I do hope the cowards that know something will find the courage to tell their story and soon.

  3. JohnORiordan 02/09/09 at 10:31 am #

    The best escape route for the murderer would have been through Lord’s Walk on Silchester Road and on to the ‘Metals’ beside the Dart rail line. The rail line’s embankment would have been an ideal place to dump a weapon. I’m almost certain that the Gardai never made any check of that embankment. Years ago, I contacted the Gardai several times to suggest that they do this but a search was never done. Maybe they had good reason not to so do. With the passage of time, perhaps any search now would be of no avail, but a failure to do so at the time of Raonaid’s murder was a mistake.

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