New appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s death

first_imgWhatsApp Email Print NewsCommunityNew appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s deathBy Staff Reporter – May 16, 2019 515 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Vicky calls for right to die with dignity TAGSAengus ‘Gussie’ ShanahanappealCommunityNews Facebook The poster issued by the family of Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan.THE family of a Limerick man whose partial skeletal remains were discovered in 2001, have issued a fresh appeal for information about his death.Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan was last seen alive, aged 20, in his native Limerick city, on February 11, 2000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bone fragments belonging to him were found washed up in Co Clare on October 28, 2001, by members of Bunratty Search and Rescue Service.However, the partial remains were only confirmed as belonging to Gussie last year following improvements in DNA technology.A Garda review of the case, launched late last year, is still continuing.Mr Shanahan’s family have now launched a fresh campaign for information which includes a confidential telephone line 087-1222950 that will be manned by family members.Gussie’s sister, Grainne Shanahan, said she and her family believe he was murdered.“We are going with this new appeal because this is a different chapter in the case. We have laid him to rest, but we still want answers as to what happened to Gussie.”Ms Shanahan appealed directly to people who have information about her brother’s disappearance for anyone with information about the death to let them know what happened.She particularly appealed to a man who contacted her father Bob Shanahan years previously with possible information about the case.“The man rang my Dad and said that Gussie had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’d like to hear from that man again, and anyone that knows what happened on the night Gussie disappeared.”A poster released by the Shanahan family reads: “JUSTICE FOR GUSSIE…So many Unanswered Questions??? Did He Suffer? Was He Alone? We Need Your Help…Help us get the answers.”Ms Shanahan said any information given to the family would be treated in “strict confidence”.Gussie’s bone fragments were laid to rest beside his late mother Nancy last November following his funeral mass.Bob Shanahan, speaking prior to the funeral, said hearing confirmation from Gardaí that the bone fragments found 17 years earlier belonged to his missing son, was like being “struck by a thunderbolt”.The investigation team at Roxboro Road Garda Station can be contacted at 061-214340 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.by David [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleThere’s still a job to be done on the right to workNext articleLimerick FC players vote in favour of strike action Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Guyana relaxes closing time for bars and night clubs during Christmas…

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government says it has decided to relax the time for the closure of night sports and other places of entertainment here for the Christmas Season in response to calls from the business community and nationals returning home for the festive season.Open later than 2:00 a.m. to Jan 8.The Ministry of Public Security said that the 2.00 am (local time) closing has been relaxed and that it will come back into effect on January 8. “The Ministry of Public Security wishes to announce that, in conjunction with the Guyana Police Force, it will seek to relax the enforcement of the 2:00 am business deadline for bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment.“It is a time for celebration and knowing the Guyanese spirit the Ministry is persuaded and sees the need for this relaxation. The period during which the deadline will not be in effect is from December 21st, 2018 to January 7th, 2019. “Drinking and driving still prohibitedThe government said that while it has agreed to relax the closing time, “it must be pointed out, however, that all other laws especially those prohibiting drinking and driving and noise nuisance will be thoroughly enforced through more vehicular patrols and policemen outside partying spots.“Party goers are advised to get a designated driver and ensure noise levels at partying spots are not excessive. Everything in moderation is what is called for,” The Ministry of Public Security said, urging citizens to be particularly safety-conscious during this busy season, especially on the roadways.last_img read more