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Gardai make arrests in connection with murder of Kenneth O'Brien

Kenneth O'Brien
Kenneth O'Brien

Gardai have arrested two men in connection with the horrific murder of Kenneth O'Brien.

The two men, one aged in their mid 30s, the other in their mid 50s, were arrested this morning

Both detained under Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Leixlip and Naas Garda Stations.

Mr O'Brien had just returned from Australia in December to begin a new life with his family in Dublin.

Just weeks later his torso was found in a suitcase in the Grand Canal at Ardclough, Co Kildare on January 16.

The 33-year-old had no involvement in crime, but sources said that the killing and disposal of his remains was carried out by experienced criminals.

Additional body parts were later found in the Grand Canal near Sallins, Co Kildare.