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Gardai release two men arrested in connection with Gerard Eglington murder

Gerard Eglington
Gerard Eglington

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of Gerard Eglington in 2012 have been released without charge.

Gardai in Laois investigating the murder of Gerard Eglington arrested the two men, aged 21 and 34, on Monday morning.

The pair were this morning released without charge.

Mr Eglington was shot dead in the Kilnacourt Woods housing estate in Portarlington, Co Laois, at approximately 8.30am on the morning of September 24, 2012.

Eglington was killed because he was heavily-involved in Ireland's deadliest drugs feud - the bitter gang war between 'Fat' Freddie Thompson's gang and a crew who were allied to jailed gangland killer Brian Rattigan.

Eglington was at home with his 11-year-old stepdaughter and three-year-old son when the attack occurred.

The slain gangster was previously involved in a savage assault on the brother of 'Fat' Freddie at the Karma Stone pub in Dublin city centre on March 13, 2011.

Gardai have been appealing for witnesses since the incident.