Carlow shooting victims' removals to take place today

The removals of the victims of a double shooting at the weekend will take place this evening.

The removals of the victims of a double shooting at the weekend will take place this evening.

James Healy and Micheal Keogh both died as a result of fatal gunshot wounds in Co Carlow on Saturday.

The men were engaged in a legal dispute over land which was the subject of court proceedings.

Thirty-year-old James Healy was shot dead at 11am in Coolyhune, Co Carlow. He had been fencing lands when confronted by 39-year-old Michael Keogh.

Mr Keogh later died from what are believed to have been self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Mr Healy's remains are reposing at his family home at Bulters Grove, Paulstown this evening and will be removed to the Church of the Assumption in Paulstown at 7pm.

Micheal Keogh's remains will be removed from Waterford Regional Hospital this evening at 6.30pm to Glynn Church.

Both men will be buried tomorrow morning.

James Healy’s family said today that there was no row between the two men.

A full investigation is underway into the circumstances which led to the death of Micheal Keogh.

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