Ireland Ireland - Marie Tierney, 34. Strangled and Left in Ditch. County Kilkenny. 21 October 1984

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  1. PastTense

    PastTense Well-Known Member

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    "Ms Tierney was reported missing by her husband Jim Tierney on October 22nd, 1984. He told gardaí that she left her home at Clinstown, Jenkinstown, at approximately 10.30pm on October 21st, 1984 in the family car.

    The Renault 18 vehicle was located at Newpark Fen the following day, though it would be two months before the dead woman’s remains were found confirming her murder.

    On December 21st, 1984 her body was spotted in a ditch by a man who had been walking on the Bleach Road on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. She had been violently strangled.

    Gardaí determined she had been killed elsewhere, most likely on the day of the last known sighting, and her remains were transported by car to the spot where they were found."

    Gardaí identify suspect in cold case murder of Marie Tierney in 1984

    "June 19, 2019. An arrest in the investigation into the murder of Marie Tierney is expected over the coming days after a significant witness has come forward.
    It is understood that the garda investigation team have acquired crucial new evidence linking a suspect to the murder of the mother-of-two.
    It is understood that the suspect was known to Marie and is living in the Kilkenny area.
    Gardaí have conducted an exhaustive investigation since 2017 including examining 500 lines of enquiry and taking over 200 witness statements."

    Breaking: Arrest imminent in Marie Tierney's murder
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    This was near where I'm from, remember it well, horrific. Very relieved they are finally going to make an arrest and Marie's poor family will have answers and hopefully justice.
     
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    Man (70s) arrested over murder of Marie Tierney in 1984

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    A man in his 70s has been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of 34 year old Marie Tierney in 1984.

    A murder investigation was launched and as a result of a thorough investigation a man in his 70s was this morning arrested in connection with this investigation. The man is currently detained in Kilkenny Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 - Criminal Justice Act 1984.
     
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    Man arrested over 1984 Marie Tierney murder released without charge

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    The man in his 70s arrested in relation to an investigation into the Murder of Marie Tierney in 1984 has been released without charge.

    A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The man was arrested on Wednesday in relation to the historic murder investigation.
     
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    "Gardaí will prepare an extensive file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after a major investigation into the murder of Marie Tierney almost 35 years ago.

    The Irish Examiner understands that detectives are “very happy” with their investigation and expect to send a “sizeable” file to the DPP by September.

    A man, aged in his 70s, was released without charge overnight on Wednesday, after being questioned in relation to the killing of the mother of two...

    Given the nature of the investigation, and the time period that has elapsed, officers did not expect to be able to bring charges immediately and that they would need to submit a file for the DPP to consider."

    Gardaí investigating murder of Marie Tierney to prepare 'sizeable' file for DPP
     
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