Gardai today made a fresh appeal for information in relation to the tiger kidnap of the wife of an An Post official from her home outside Kildare town last month.
Mary O’Sullivan, who is the sister of Kildare South TD Sean O Fearghail, was taken from her home on the night of Monday, April 4, by a gang of masked men. She was bundled into the back of one of the family’s cars, and driven to Swords, Co Dublin. She was then tied to a wheelie bin and spent the night in a disused shed at the back of a derelict house.
Two raiders held Mrs O’Sullivan’s husband, Liam, and their two children hostage overnight in the family home. Mr O’Sullivan was told to drive to the GPO on O’Connell Street on the morning of Tuesday, April 5, and get E100,000.
However, during the course of the morning, Gardaí became aware of the incident and a comprehensive response team was put in place involving both local and national units.
Mrs O’Sullivan managed to free herself just after 9.15am on the Tuesday morning and contact the Gardai.
Investigating Gardai have issued a fresh appeal for information in connection with the kidnap.
They want to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Lispopple area of Swords between 11.30pm on the night of Monday, April 4, and 9.30am the following morning.
They also want to hear from anyone in the Borimhe Beeches area of Swords who noticed any unusual or suspicious activity during the same timeframe. They are especially looking for information from anyone who noticed a Silver Mercedes Car Registration number 11-D-13049 being parked or saw any person in close proximity to the Mercedes.
Any person who noticed any activity in any of these two areas, Lispopple, Swords, or Borimhe Beeches, Swords, during the 12 week period leading up to the kidnap is also asked to contact the authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.