Two Arrested In Connection With Disappearance Of William Delaney

Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a man in Portlaoise five months ago.

56-year-old William Delaney was reported missing in January this year. A search operation has been ongoing for Mr Delaney, however, it is understood that garda received information last week from a member of the public, who claimed that Mr Delaney had been killed and buried at the Rock of Dunamase.

Garda and Defence Forces have been searching an area at Rock of Dunamase, between Portlaoise and Stradbally.

A man, aged in his 30s, and a female teenager have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The man is being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station while the teenager is being questioned at Tullamore Garda Station.

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