A Waterford woman has issued a further appeal for information relating to the unsolved death of her brother, Joseph “Joey” Moroney in Waterford in 1982.
The 23-year-old died in a hit-and-run incident in the townland of Bohadoon, near Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, almost forty years ago.On Sunday, 8th August 1982, Joey’s body was found lying on the roadside, just several hundred metres from the pub where he had spent the evening socialising with his best friend, Mike.
After closing time, Joey left the pub, to walk home on his own, but in the early hours of that Sunday morning, others driving home from the pub found his body and signs of vehicle impact.
"For [my father’s] funeral, my mother couldn’t go to the grave. Where Joey got killed on the road here, she never travelled the road. And the day he [Joey] was buried she never went to the grave. She never went to the grave until she went in herself. I don’t want anyone punished. I just want someone to come forward to say they killed him on the night and why they didn’t stop or why they didn’t go and get help. It is never too late to say sorry", said Kathleen.
She spoke to Damien Tiernan on Deise Today this morning, as she called for the publication of a report investigating the circumstances surrounding Joey's death.