Sunday 19 November 2017

March of solidarity for family who are seeking justice

The crowd taking part in a march of solidarity with the Maughan family Photo: Damien Eagers
The crowd taking part in a march of solidarity with the Maughan family Photo: Damien Eagers
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

More than 100 people yesterday joined in a march of solidarity with the Maughan family, who are seeking justice for their missing son William, in the face of vile intimidation.

Helen and Joe Maughan have vowed not to back down in the face of a campaign against them, which they believe is being undertaken by the gang responsible for William's disappearance in April.

After they spoke out and sought further information on the case, the grave of another of their sons was desecrated.

Michael Maughan (30) had died of meningitis in April 2008. His final resting place had been dug up in an act of intimidation, though the perpetrators did not reach the coffin.

Yesterday the family and the Tallaght community marched from the Maughan family home in Cushlawn Park to the grave at Bohernabreena Cemetery.

"We are not going to back down, why should we back down," his mother said.

When the group arrived at the grave, there was a minute's silence. Balloons coloured white and yellow where then released.

Irish Independent

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