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Renewed appeal for missing Portlaoise man William Delaney

Gardaí and Crimestoppers have today launched another appeal for information in relation to the murder of 56-year-old William Delaney who went missing on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

William was a Tipperary native who lived in Portlaoise where he had a large family.

On the morning of January 30, 2019, he left Portlaoise General Hospital where he had been a patient.

Gardaí have established that William collected his welfare payment at Portlaoise Post Office after leaving the hospital and was last seen at approximately 3pm on that afternoon in Monasterevin in Kildare where he called to visit a relative who lived in the area.

The relation wasn’t at home but William was seen outside the premises which is situated on the old Cork-Dublin Road directly opposite a local landmark known as the Hazel Hotel.

William was then reported missing by his family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

In June 2019 Gardaí received information that William Delaney had been killed and that his body had been buried at a location in Laois.

A comprehensive search was conducted in the area surrounding the Rock of Dunamaise but no remains were discovered.

Today is William Delaney’s 59th Birthday.

Gardaí are appealing to the community and would like to thank them for their assistance so far, however Gardaí believe that people in the community have information and have not yet come forward.

An Garda Síochána, in conjunction with Crimestoppers, are appealing for information on the murder of William Delaney.

Crimestoppers is a joint initiative between An Garda Síochána and the business community which operates to encourage people to report crime by calling a freephone number. The caller can remain anonymous.

From time to time a reward may be offered, at the discretion of the Gardaí, for information in relation to specific crimes.

Contact details:

The freephone number, 1800 250 025, is staffed by members of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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