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“Like most people in Sligo I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the murder of Eugene Gillispie last weekend. I had the pleasure of knowing Eugene well as many people from Sligo and beyond did through his involvement in community and business life.
“It is imperative that the perpetrators of this crime are found and punished and to that end I personally appeal for the support of the wider community in finding these evil killers.
“Today I spoke to Superintendent Murray who is anxious to thank the public for their magnificent help and co-operation to date and is again appealing to anybody who has not yet come forward that has information to do so however trivial it may seem to them. House to house enquiries in the area are now complete and an assessment of information gathered to date is been analysed thoroughly by detectives.
“Superintendent Murray has assured me that she has sufficient resources including a large team of extra personnel behind this case which is important to know.
“I have been in contact with the office of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter who I understand is himself shocked at this particular crime. I have been assured that every effort possible will be made to solve this murder case. The Minister is in regular contact with the Commissioner on this matter and other recent gangland murders.
“I wish to conclude by offering my sympathy to Eugene’s brother and 2 sisters and his extended family on their sad loss at this time” concluded Tony Mc Loughlin TD