Disco-goers may have crucial evidence in Kilkenny murder investigation

Mary Cody


Mary Cody



Gardaí investigating the murder of mother-of-two Marie Tierney are appealing to people who attended a dance in the Newpark Hotel the night before she was reported missing to come forward.
A disco was held in the city hotel on October 21, 1984. It is believed that a large crowd attended.
Gardaí wish to speak to all persons who were at the dance and to any taxi drivers who were working on the night of October 21 and who may have collected anyone from the Newpark Hotel that night.
The 34-year-old was reported missing to gardaí on October 22, 1984.
Investigations by gardaí located the Tierney’s family car at Newpark Fen on the outskirts of Kilkenny City later that same day.
A number of witnesses place the car as being abandoned in Newpark Fen at approximately 11pm on October 21, 1984.
On December 21 1984 the body of Marie Tierney was discovered in a dyke on Bleach Road, Kilkenny by a man out walking with his two children.
The post-mortem concluded that the cause of Marie’s death was strangulation.