Appeal for information on murder of Clondalkin grandfather Patrick Sullivan

By Mary Dennehy

THE wife of Clondalkin grandfather Patrick Sullivan will tonight appear on Crimecall in an appeal for information on his murder.

Crimecall has also today launched an appeal for information on the murder of Mr Sullivan, who was shot in April 2013 in what is believed to have been a case of mistaken identity.

Bernie compressor

Patrick Sullivan's wife Bernie (image: RTE Crimecall) 

According to the Crimestoppers appeal, Mr Sullivan was shot by a masked intruder who entered his home at Rowlagh Park on Saturday, April 13 2013.

Mr Sullivan sustained serious injuries and spent the next five years in hospital, passing away in June 2018. 

Speaking with Crimecall in a segment due to air tonight, Monday, October 21, Mr Sullivan’s wife Bernie said: “He never came home.

“He ended up in Cherry Orchard brain injury unit.

“The kids were heartbroken.

“They went to see him all the time and every time they went to see him a little piece of them was gone.

“Just looking at him broke our hearts.”

Patrick’s family are appealing for anyone with information to contact gardai.


"Someone has to be brought to justice for this and I really think someone out there has to know something", Bernie said. 

Crimestoppers has also today launched an appeal, and is alongside gardai asking for people who know anything of relevance to this case to make contact.

According to Superintendent Paul Dolan, of Lucan Garda Station: “We are appealing to the public to come forward with any information relevant to the murder of Patrick Sullivan.

“Mr Sullivan was a hard-working, family man who was not involved in criminality and we believe he was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

“At the time of the shooting, the local community provided vital information to gardai.

“We are now appealing to any members of the community who have yet to come forward to please do so.

“Any information you may have either on the incident or those involved can play a crucial role in our investigation.

“I urge anyone with even the smallest piece of information which may seem insignificant to contact Crimestoppers.”

Calls to Crimestoppers are completely anonymous and callers do not need to leave their names or address.

John Murphy, Crimestoppers Chairman said: “Members of the public can call Crimestoppers with potentially valuable information about any crime without leaving their name or personal details.

“The ability to give information anonymously can be an important incentive and could help solve a case and secure a conviction.”

Contact Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25.

Crimecall airs on RTE One tonight at 9.35pm.

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