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Friday, November 17, 2006

Murdered man buried as another is released without charge

The funeral of murdered 26-year-old Thomas Moran took place yesterday from Holy Family Church, Southill with burial in Mount Saint Oliver's Cemetery.

Fr. Pat Hogan told the congregation gathered that the person who murdered the dad of one put themselves into a world of shame and in turn a world of death.

He explained,
"Whoever is responsible for Thomas' death also died on Sunday night, because you cannot raise your hand against another person and take his life without putting yourself into the world of shame, which is a world of death. Peace died for those who loved Thomas and hope within the community also died"
The priest also informed that gathering that he himself knew the victim,

"It is difficult for me to come to terms with the killing of someone I have known, so I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for family but they can be assured of our compassion and support"
In the meantime it has emerged that a man who was arrested in relation to the murder last Sunday has been released without charge.

Thomas Moran was found violently murdered late Sunday night on waste ground on the Southside of the city


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