June 20, 2021
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Top Kilkenny presenter to feature in new true-crime TV documentary

One of the most recognisable voices and faces in Kilkenny media will appear in a new series of Irish true crime documentary that airs tonight.

KCLR Live host Eimear Ní Bhraonáin features on ‘Marú inár Measc’s’ second episode tonight, which looks back on the abduction and murder of Phyllis Murphy in Kildare back in 1979.

The crime documentary series by Midas Productions for TG4 shines a light on the impact unprovoked murder cases have on families and communities in Ireland.

The brutal abduction and murder of Phyllis Murphy in December 1979 gripped he whole country.

Phyllis Murphy was just 23 when she disappeared from a bus stop in Kildare during one of the coldest winters in living memory yet a search party of more than 3000 people raised from the Kildare area could not find any sign of Phyllis during the Christmas season.

Her body was eventually discovered in the Wicklow Mountains. She had been strangled and had 25 separate injuries to her body.

This programme features interviews with Phyllis’ sister and brother, Barbara Luker – Phyllis’s friend. It also features input from those involved in the case and those who covered the death’s aftermath, including from KCLR’s Eimear.

 

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