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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Gardai focus on timeline of cyclist Paud's death

MARIA HERLIHY

Published 08/11/2012 | 08:49

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GARDAI in Kanturk who are investigating the death of a father of four in a hit and run are urging the people of Duhallow to concentrate on the timeframe of 5am to 8am on the morning of his death.

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Paud O'Leary (42) was killed just two kilometres from his home as he trained for the Ring of Kerry charity cycle on July 1.

Just shy of two weeks ago, Gardai released a picture of a charcoal grey Toyota Landcruiser, which they are of the strong view was travelling from Killarney and going towards Duhallow.

The picture of a similar-type vehicle was released and a public appeal is ongoing for the help in identifying the suspect of the vehicle to come forward.

Inspector Tony Sugrue of Kanturk Garda station said: "Paud liked to go out early to train. We are in particular hoping to speak to anyone who was out between 5am and 8am. We are also anxious if anyone has information regarding a person who drives a charcoal grey Toyota Landcruiser, or who may have noticed any such jeep with damage to the right hand side of it."

Mr O'Leary was a member of a well known and highly respected local family and is survived by his wife Maggie and children Shannon, Antoinette, Paudie and Ross.

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