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Joe Delaney

Joe Delaney

Joe Delaney

A MAN who claims to be owed €300,000 by ex-Fianna Fail politician Ger Killally staged a protest yesterday.

Joe Delaney drove up and down Mr Killally's hometown of Edenderry with a massive placard condemning him, just a day after the former auctioneer was shot at outside his home.

 

Inquiry

Gardai investigating the attack, which took place while Mr Killally was in a car with his father Jay and two young children, are following several lines of inquiry.

However they have still not identified a prime suspect for the attack on the man who twice ran for the Dail alongside ex-Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

A source said: "This was a particularly sinister attack as the lives of four people, including two young kids, were put in real danger.

"There was a suggestion that this was a botched robbery and it is more likely that the motive will be found in Ger's past."

It is understood that CCTV cameras outside the former millionaire's home were not working when the masked gunman struck on Thursday morning.

No evidence of gunshots has been found by forensic experts but a witness has come forward to back up Mr Killally's claim that he was shot at.

 

Shock

In his bid to escape he crashed his father's VW Passat into a ditch. It overturned into a field.

Family friend Cllr Noel Bourke said they are recovering from the shock and most people are just worried about the impact the incident will have on Mr Killally's children Beibhinn (4) and Ferida (2).

"Whatever people might think of Ger, it's terrible that somebody would do this, especially with his father and children there."

But one man who claims to have been a victim of a scam by Mr Killally (42) was showing little sympathy yesterday as he drove a placard through the streets of Edenderry.

Joe Delaney, who was previously charged with stalking the auctioneer, says that he is owed upwards of €300,000.

In 2011 Mr Delaney from Carbury, Co Kildare appeared in court where he was accused of harassing Mr Killally.

The case was later dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions and the placards displayed by the 57-year-old yesterday said: "Joe Delaney is not guilty of harassing Ger Killally."

kdoyle@herald.ie


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