The family of murdered Dundalk man Seamus McMahon who was gunned down four years ago, have made a fresh appeal to help find his killers.
Mr McMahon was shot twice by two men who burst into a ground floor apartment at Saltown on March 21, 2010.
It is believed that the former Greenacres taxi driver was followed for a significant period of time before he was shot.
He is survived by his former partner Bernie and their son Shane.
Mr McMahon’s family have spoken of how their lives were “shattered forever” after the murder in a statement issued last week.
“We had no idea of the evil that awaited Seamus and our family on that fateful day.
“Only those who have been affected by such a horrific crime can have any comprehension of the pain and despair that we go through every single day.
“We watch our mother struggle every single day trying to come to terms with her son’s murder.
“They left his son without a father. Seamus and his son were inseparable and had so much life to look forward to. His son’s life has been a car crash ever since.
“Seamus as our brother was constantly there for all of us. Any time you needed him day or night, he was always the first there.”
The family went on to say that Seamus was a wonderful son, amazing father and the best brother they could have hoped for and always had a way of making people laugh.
“We are pleading with the local community to help us bring these murderers to justice.
“We know there are people out there who know who is responsible for Seamus’ murder.
“We understand that people are fearful however we can’t imagine that it’s easy to keep such information no matter how small to yourself so please come forward and help us.
“These evil people are getting on with their lives without a care in the world while our lives have been destroyed.
“All we want as a family is to get justice for Seamus.”
Superintendent Gerard Curley says the investigation into the murder is on-going.
“We are appealing for anybody that has any information in relation to this brutal murder to contact Dundalk Garda Station,” said Supt Curley.
Anyone with information can contact the Dundalk Garda Station at 042-9388400 or the Garda Confidential number 1800-666111.