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Court appearance Nephew of deceased man carried into Carlow post office to collect pension charged

"Following the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday, at a business premises in Carlow town on Friday, January 21, one of the men has been charged"

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Mr Doyle's remains are carried from church after funeral mass by family members including nephew Declan Haughney this morning. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Mr Doyle's remains are carried from church after funeral mass by family members including nephew Declan Haughney this morning. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Mr Doyle's remains are carried from church after funeral mass by family members including nephew Declan Haughney this morning. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The nephew of Carlow man Peader Doyle whose body was taken to a post office to collect his pension, is due in court this morning. 

Declan Haughney was arrested along with another man last night as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident last Friday morning.

The second man has been released from custody without charge and, gardai said, a file will now be prepared for the DPP.

Mr Haughney is due to appear before Kilkenny District Court this morning.

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Declan Haughney claims he was assaulted over the incident

Declan Haughney claims he was assaulted over the incident

Declan Haughney claims he was assaulted over the incident

Declan Haughney carried Mr Doyle’s coffin at his funeral mass on Monday and has already given a voluntary statement to Gardaí in which he claimed that Mr Doyle was alive before he was brought to the post office.

“Following the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday, at a business premises in Carlow town on Friday, January 21, one of the men has been charged,” gardaí said.

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Gardaí removing the body of Peadar Doyle from the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow. Photo: Dylan Vaughan.

Gardaí removing the body of Peadar Doyle from the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow. Photo: Dylan Vaughan.

Gardaí removing the body of Peadar Doyle from the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow. Photo: Dylan Vaughan.

“He is scheduled to appear before Kilkenny District Court this morning.

“The second man has been released from custody and a file will be prepared for the DPP.”

Gardai had earlier revealed that a post mortem of the deceased has been concluded but that details were not being released for operational reasons.

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“The focus of Garda enquiries is now on the ancillary events that took place at the business premises connected to the recent death of the male,” gardaí added.

The bizarre and tragic incident has made international headlines and has been the focus of a massive garda investigation.

Mr Doyle was laid to rest at St Mary’s Cemetery after a Funeral Mass at the Church of the Holy Family in Askea at 11am on Monday morning.

The funeral was attended by a small gathering of family and friends.

A vigil was held for Mr Doyle in Carlow Town on Sunday night and he was described locally as a “quiet, decent man."

"Peader will be sadly missed by his sister Noeleen, brothers-in-law Liam and Christopher, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends," a death notice said.

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