Michael Gallagher, 60, was brutally iced in a horrendous assault in the home he shared with Sally Rogers in Tallaght, South Dublin, quite nine years ago today.
Nobody has been charged with the difficult, while both Gardai and Michael’s friends and family remain stunned over a motive.
The se rated father of five from Mohill, Co Leitrim, was jabbed 15 times when two masked men – one armed with a knife, the other with a hammer – bust their way into the couple’s home on January 18, 2007.
Sally, a 60-year-old mama of five who works as a special needs assistant, said: “I’m extremely repelled and haven’t been able to move on with my life.
“Those horrific thoughts are with me all the time.
“I appeal to anyone out there with information to be given b win forward. Those men are still out there and justice needs to be served.
“We until this have no idea why he was attacked and by who. He was a good man who had never been in trouble.
“I try to y attention to myself as busy as I can and I’ve another new grandchild to look forward to later this year, but it’s profoundly hard.
“I’ll never get a sense of peace until I get some answers. But I ethical don’t know where we go from here, because the Gardai have nothing to go on.
“I employed to go to Mass regularly and pray all the time, but I’ve lost my faith.
“We were so appropriate together and had great plans for the future, but this was all taken away and I don’t identify why.”
Sally, who sought counselling after the tragedy, will mark today’s anniversary by scourge Michael’s grave in Mohill.
She added: “I keep replaying the moment I yielded the door to them and minutes later seeing Michael on the ground in a get together of blood, telling me he was dying.
“The anniversary is the most difficult day but I have to stifle going. I’ll never give up fighting for justice. I believe this year leave be the one we get a breakthrough.”