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On the afternoon of the 6th January, 2005 Robert Holohan rode his brand new silver BMX bike down his drive and out onto the roads of Ballyedmond, a townland north of Midleton in rural East Cork. When Robert didn't return home that evening, and had not answered his new phone, a search began that would bring people from all over the country to the area to volunteer to look for the 11 year old, alongside the Gardai and the army. But, just over a week later, Roberts body was found in a deep ditch, caught up in brambles, alongside Inch Strand. He was 12 miles from his home. The Garda investigation worked quickly, and it soon became apparent that Robert had not gotten far from home, before he was killed. The featured promo this week is from our friends over at Twisted Britain! Head on over and give them a listen! Find us on Facebook or Twitter! Theme Music: Quinn’s Song: First Dance by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Sources: Ralph Reigel, Afraid of the Dark (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2006) Purchase here Bledar Xhemali, et al “ Sudden death from Vagal Inhibition” in European Scientific Journal vo9, no 30 (October 2013) Conor Galalgher, “Legal opinion: Victim Impact statement system is flawed” in The Irish Times (9 October 2015) “The Wayne O'Donoghue story – In his own words” in Magill (31 January 2008) "Parents of Robert Holohan 'seek truth' at inquest” in The Irish Times (12 September 2006) “O'Donoghue freed after serving three years” from (16 January 2008) Vivion Kilfeather, “Court rejects appeal against O'Donoghue jail senetnece” in The Irish Examiner (19 October 2006) “Holohan's mother vows to appeal O'Donoghue's sentence” in The Irish Examiner (24 January 2006) Ann O'Loughlin, “Allegations in victim impact statement were totally false, says counsel” in The Irish Independent (28 July 2006) “Sentence objective 'totally frustrated' by Majella” in The Irish Independent (11 October 2007) Director of Public Prosecutions -v- O'Donoghue [2006] IECCA 134 available here: Ralph Riegel, “Family appaled as child-killer Wayne's new life revealed” in The Irish Independent (16 November 2009) Ballyedmond Townland

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