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Friday 22 September 2017

'We got a bit of justice for Ian, but it won't bring him back,' says victim's embattled mum

THE mother of Dublin dad Ian Kenny -- who died in hospital nearly two years after being shot in cold blood -- says the new sentence won't bring her son back.

Today Kathleen Kenny denied Ian was involved in any feud, but insisted, instead, that her family are the victims of intimidation and harassment.

Her house on Monasterboice Road in Crumlin, which has been the target of several attacks, is like a fortress, with three CCTV cameras on the front of the house and one on the roof.

"We got a bit of justice for Ian yesterday, but it still won't bring him back," Kathleen told the Herald.

She said watching her son lying in hospital in a vegetative state for nearly two years was "torture".

"It's hard watching your kids looking at their brother when he's like that. Any parent would know what I'm talking about," Kathleen said.







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"Ian has two kids of his own, a 10-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl now, and they are just like him. They even laugh the same way he did," she added.

Kathleen also denied that Ian and his killer, Jonathan Dunne, were good friends.

"They knew each other, they were in the same school as lads, but that was it, they weren't best pals or anything," she explained.

cfeehan@herald.ie

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