Family Of Clare Murder Victim Call For Review Of Investigation Into Her Death

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The family of a Clare woman murdered 17 years ago is calling for a reivew of the Garda investigation into her death.

23-year-old Emer O’Loughlin was violently killed on the Clare-Galway border in 2005, but no-one has ever been convicted of her murder.

The body of 23-year art student Emer O’Loughlin was found in the burnt out remains of her neighbor’s mobile home in 2005.



John Griffin, the owner of the mobile home, was found two days later on the island of Inis Mór, having barricaded himself inside Dún Aengus fort.

He was eventually persuaded by Gardaí to remove himself and was subsequently brought to St. Brigid’s hospital in Ballinasloe for medical attention.

He left after 5 days, signing himself out of the hospital. To this day he has never been found.

In 2010, the investigation made progress and upon exhumation of Emer’s body, it was confirmed that she had been murdered, but no one has ever been convicted.

Emer’s father Johnn O’Loughlin is pleading with people to help solve the crime.

Emer’s sister says it’s “soul-destroying” that so much time has passed with no further progress made in the investigation.

Pamela O’Loughlin has questioned the Garda investigation at the time and is calling for a review.

Emer O’Loughlin’s death is the subject of a television documentary series airing on TG4 tonight.

Listen back to the full interview here: