Man charged after dead body of pensioner brought to Carlow post office

He is due before Kilkenny District Court later this morning
Man charged after dead body of pensioner brought to Carlow post office

On Wednesday, gardaí arrested two men, both in their 30s, as part of the investigation and have subsequently charged one of them

A man has been charged in connecting with attempting to collect a dead man's pension in Co Carlow last week.

The deceased man, 66-year-old Peadar Doyle, was brought to the post office on Staplestown Road on Friday, January 21 by two men in an attempt to collect his pension.

Mr Doyle's body was left at the post office after staff became concerned for his welfare. 

Earlier, a man had allegedly tried to collect his pension but was told the recipient had to be present.

It was discovered that Mr Doyle had passed away earlier that morning and his body was removed from the scene.

On Wednesday, gardaí arrested two men, both in their 30s, as part of the investigation and have subsequently charged one of them.

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

He is due before a special sitting at Kilkenny District Court later this morning.

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