Michael Tormey, was Shot Dead in Ruthless Attack; Gardai still Baffled, Why? What was the Motive??

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Community rally around Michael Tormey’s family as gardai rule out link to party row

12th January 2022


Friends of murdered Bellyfermot man Michael Tormey have rallied around his grieving wife and children after gardai sought to quell concerns among local residents.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the Tormey family with funeral costs exceeded its €2,000 goal in less than a day as the the area continues to experience the shockwaves from Mr Tormey’s violent death.

Mr Tormey was found dead with a number of gunshot wounds at his home on Thormond Road after returning home from a birthday celebration at a local pub.A GoFundMe page set up for Michael Tormey’s family has raised over €3,000.© Provided by Extra.ie A GoFundMe page set up for Michael Tormey’s family has raised over €3,000.

Superintendent Tony Twomey of Ballyfermot Garda station said Mr Tormey was ‘fatally wounded in a callous attack’ while his wife and child slept at around 4:30am on Sunday morning.

Supt Twomey said gardai were satisfied that Mr Tormey had no links to criminality and appealed for potential witnesses in Thomond Road and Kylemore Road area from 3:30am on Sunday morning to come forward.

Gardai also ruled out reports of a dispute at the party involving Mr Tormey that led to his death, and it is believed Mr Tormey is believed to have been confronted and ambushed on his home when answering the door.Tormey was shot and killed at his Ballyfermot home on Sunday morning. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire© Provided by Extra.ie Tormey was shot and killed at his Ballyfermot home on Sunday morning. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

‘We are aware he was at an event earlier but we’re satisfied at this stage there was no connection to that event. We are still trying to establish a motive,’ Supt Twomey said.

The GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the Tormey family, and the organiser describe his death as ‘a terrible shock’ to his friends and family.

‘If anyone would be interested in helping out the family in any way at this tragic time it would be greatly appreciated,’ they added.Gardai are appealing for witnesses in the area to come forward. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai are appealing for witnesses in the area to come forward. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

At time of writing, more than 100 donors have contributed more than €3,000 to the cause with several offering their written condolences to the family.

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