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COLD CASE: Eileen Costello O'Shaughnessy

Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy (47), from Corofin in Co Galway, Ireland was brutally murdered on November 30th 1997 while working as a taxi driver.

Eileen started work at 8am, worked her shift throughout the day, and around 8pm she informed her taxi base that she was taking her last fare to Claregalway.

Approximately 20 minutes later the taxi base attempted to contact Eileen but received no answer.

At 9pm Eileen was due to meet the owner of the taxi in Galway to handover the car and keys however she failed to meet as agreed. The last known contact with Eileen was at 8pm.

The following morning the 1st of December 1997, the body of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy was discovered at Tinkers Lane, Knockdoemore just off the N17 motorway. Eileen had been assaulted and murdered.

A murder investigation commenced. After almost 26 years, her killer has never been found. Irish police (An Garda Síochána) have always had one prime suspect identified in the area at the time and responsible for two other murders.

This is a cold case that remains active. This is also the story of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy told through her family, friends and the police investigating her case.

 

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