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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Man held over murder of James Cahillane

Published 13/06/2014 | 13:33

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23-4-2012;  James Cahillane who was murdered in his home in the early hours of Thursday morning at Ardraw, Killorglin. Gardai are conducting a murder investigation into Mr. Cahillane's death on Thursday morning,
Picture by Don MacMonagle
James Cahillane

A MAN is still being detained for questioning in relation to a murder of a father-of-two in Co Kerry over two years ago.

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The 29-year-old was arrested at his home in Killorglin, Co Kerry at 6am and brought to Tralee Garda Station for questioning in relation to the death of James Cahillane (58) at his home in Ardraw, Beaufort, Co Kerry in April 2012.

He is being held under under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held for up to 24 hours.

It is his second time to be questioned in relation to the death.

Mr Cahillane’s  body was found following a fire at his home in Beaufort on April 19, 2012.

It was initially thought he had died as a result of the fire but a post mortem examination revealed he has suffered head injuries in a violent assault.

Before his death, the FEXCO worker had spent that evening socialising in Killorglin and later returned to his home by taxi.

Mr Cahillane lived alone and was the father of two adult children.

A man and a woman were arrested in May last year and brought to Tralee and Killarney Garda Stations for questioning in relation to the murder and withholding information.

They were later released without charge.

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