29/07/2009

Arrested Over Kilrush Body Find

A man has been detained in connection with the discovery of a body in Co Clare.

The body of the 27-year-old was found outside a house in Kilrush this morning.

The victim was found shot dead in the garden of a house on O'Gorman Street at around 10.30am.

Gardaí have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident after he presented himself at Kilrush Garda Station.

A firearm has also been recovered.

Gardaí said the 24-year-old was arrested shortly before 1pm and is currently being held in Kilrush Garda station under the Offences Against the State Act. He can be held for up to 72 hours.

The area has been sealed off and a Garda Technical Unit has been called in as well as the office of the State Pathologist.

It is understood the victim had been living in the area.

(DW/BMcc)


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

30 September 2015
Man Arrested In Connection With Celbridge Death
A man in his 20s has been arrested after a man was found dead at a house in Co Kildare on Tuesday night. The victim, in his 30s, was found with head injuries at Willowborok Park in Celbridge at around 8.50pm. He was pronounced dead shortly before 10.30pm.
20 May 2008
Man Shot Dead At House In Cavan
Gardai are investigating the shooting of a man at a house in Co Cavan this morning. The 33-year-old victim is understood to have been in bed at the house in the Kilconny area of Belturbet when two men entered the room and shot him.
15 November 2019
Two Arrested In Connection With 2011 Murder Of Patrick Heeran
A man and a woman have been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of Patrick Heeran, who was last seen in Mohill, Co Leitrim on 03 October 2011. A murder investigation based in Co Leitrim has been ongoing since 2016.
15 November 2019
Two Men And Woman Arrested In Kevin Lunney Investigation
Gardaí investigating the kidnapping and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney have arrested two men and a woman. Mr Lunney was attacked on 17 September as he made his way home from work.
07 November 2019
Irishman Arrested As English Police Discover 15 People In Lorry
An Irish man has been arrested after 15 people were discovered in the back of the lorry he was driving in south-west England. Wiltshire Police said a member of the public raised the alarm on Wednesday evening, 06 November. The lorry was located on the A350 near Chippenham.