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Saturday 25 November 2017

Gardai turn attention to other unsolved murders

Tom Brady Security Editor

Garda cold-case detectives, who played a key role in re-opening the investigation into the killing of Brian McGrath, are now focusing on one of the biggest murder mysteries of the past two decades.

Officers from the review team are taking a fresh look at the fatal shooting of Grace Livingstone in her home in Malahide, Co Dublin, almost 18 years ago.

The infamous case has already been subject to two other garda investigations, which produced conflicting results and led to an internal row in the force.

The initial investigation concluded that Mrs Livingstone's husband, Jimmy, a senior Revenue official, should be regarded as the prime suspect.

But after a study of the file on the case, then Garda Commissioner Patrick Culligan ordered a new inquiry, headed by Det Supt Tom Connolly, of Garda headquarters.

The Connolly report cleared Mr Livingstone of his wife's murder and concluded that she had been killed about an hour before her husband had arrived home from work and found her body in their bedroom.

The cold-case team, headed by Det Supt Christy Mangan, is also in the midst of fresh inquiries into the murder of Dublin teenager Raonaid Murray, whose body was found close to her home at Silchester Crescent in Glenageary after midnight on Friday, September 3, 1999.

Irish Independent

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