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Suspects freed in probe over postman attack

The Director of Public Prosecutions is to receive a file on the garda investigation into the shooting of postman Robert Delany in Tallaght in October 2008.

Three men, held for questioning about the shooting, which has left the 27-year-old father of two girls in a coma, were released last night without charge.

But garda are preparing a file for the DPP on the men's suspected involvement.

One of the men was arrested at his home in Tallaght and the other two in Finglas in connection with the unlawful possession of a firearm at Russell Rise apartments, Tallaght, where the innocent victim was shot.

He was blasted in the face with a shotgun when he looked out a window to see who had called to his home in the early hours of October 22, 2008.

His partner Mags Purtill and his family, have been at his bedside at Tallaght Hospital where he is on life support.


His only reactions are some limited movements to voices he knows.

He is severely brain damaged. Bob, as he is known, has also developed severe epilepsy.

A reward of €20,000 has been offered for information on those responsible and the family has established a website www.innocentvictimsofviolence.ie in a bid to get justice for him.