Five men and two women arrested over Rossiter death


Seven people have been arrested in connection with the death of Shane Rossiter in Co Tipperary last October.

Shane Rossiter (30) who was originally from Clonmel, was shot in the stomach when he went to answer a knock at the door of the house he was sharing with his girlfriend at Church Lane in Golden, near Cashel, at about 6.45am on October 17th last.

It has now emerged that gardaí in Tipperary town investigating the murder on October 17th last, have arrested seven people.

The five males and two females range in age, from their early 20s to early 40s and were arrested in the Tipperary town area yesterday.

They were last night detained in various Garda stations in Tipperary.

Shane Rossiter’s death was the second major tragedy for the Rossiter family in the past 10 years. In 2002 his brother Brian died in Garda custody in Clonmel aged just 14 years.

An inquest into the death returned an open verdict and led to damages being paid to the boy’s family.