Family of murdered Kilkenny mother to appeal for information

Family of Marie Tierney to seek public's help

Mary Cody


Mary Cody


The family of murdered mother-of-two Marie Tierney will appeal to the public for their help in bringing her murderer to justice later this month.
Her heartbroken family will participate in a special Crimecall reconstruction which will re-examine the circumstances surrounding her murder.
Marie Tierney was reported missing by her husband Jim on October 22, 1984. He told gardaí that she left her home at Clinstown, Jenkinstown at approximately 10.30pm on October 21, 1984 in the family car, a Renault 18. The car was located at Newpark Fen the following day.
A senior investigating garda told The Kilkenny People that he hoped that the reconstruction would help to jog people’s memories.
“The topography of where the car was located has changed over the years and we will be revisiting some of the locations key to this investigation.
“Marie Tierney’s family will also be speaking about the impact that her murder has had on them and will share their cherished memories of her and speak about the woman that they knew and loved,” added the garda spokesperson.
Gardaí have made a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Marie Tierney in recent weeks.
They are particularly interested in speaking to a cyclist seen on or near the Newpark area on the night of October 21.
Since they have renewed their appeal a number of new lines of enquiry have emerged.
Gardaí are asking for anyone with any information to contact them in confidence at Kilkenny Garda Station on (056) 7775000.