The brutal murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in London has left his home community in Clare in deep shock and sadness, Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway has said.
“The news of the brutal murder of Thomas O’Halloran has shocked the people of Ennistymon & North Clare. It is almost unbelievable, that a man of his age using an electronic mobility device, was targeted and murdered in broad daylight. It is truly shocking.
“I sincerely hope the perpetrators are brought to justice as soon as possible,” Senator Conway said.
“’Tommy’ as he was known left Ennistymon for London 71 years ago but travelled home almost every year until about 10 years ago.
“He was a very popular man in the Greenford area of London where he regularly played music and often busked for charity. Most recently, he raised money for the Ukrainian community living in London.
“I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the O’Halloran family both in London and Ennistymon at this very difficult time for them,” Senator Conway said.