Man arrested in connection with Marie Tierney murder released without charge

A man who was arrested in relation to the investigation into the murder of Marie Tierney has been released without charge.

The man - who is in his 70s - was arrested yesterday morning.

Marie Tierney - a married mother of two - went missing from her home in Jenkinstown in Kilkenny on October 22nd, 1984.

The 34-year-old's body was found by Gardaí during a search of the Bleach Road in Kilkenny two months later.

Yesterday's arrest was the first in connection with the inquiry, but he has been released and a file will now be prepared for the DPP.

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