Sunday 4 December 2016

Investigation launched after couple found dead in their home

Cathal McMahon

Published 01/11/2016 | 12:40

The house in the Ashfield Park estate in Naas, Co. Kildare where the remains of an elderly couple were discovered in their home yesterday..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The house in the Ashfield Park estate in Naas, Co. Kildare where the remains of an elderly couple were discovered in their home yesterday..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Gardaí have begun an investigation after two bodies were discovered in a house in Co Kildare.

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The remains of the couple in their 70s, named locally as Colm and Maureen Bradley, were found at approximately 11.30am on Monday at the home in the Ashfield Park Estate in Naas.

A neighbour had raised the alarm after calling to the home to collect Mrs Bradley for mass.

Gardaí and the State pathologist attended the scene and the bodies were later removed to Naas Hospital where a full post-mortem will take place.

A garda spokesperson said the results of this examination will determine the course of the investigation.

Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with the tragedy at this point.

Flowers at the house in the Ashfield Park estate in Naas, Co. Kildare where the remains of an elderly couple were discovered in their home yesterday..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Flowers at the house in the Ashfield Park estate in Naas, Co. Kildare where the remains of an elderly couple were discovered in their home yesterday..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The pair, believed to be a couple, had been living in the area for at least 15 years. They had one daughter who is living in the UK.

It is believed that Mrs Bradley was a carer for her husband who had been unwell for some time. Mr Bradley previously worked as a veterinary surgeon with the Department of Agriculture in Co Kildare.

Independent Councillor Seamie Moore, who lives on the same street as the pair, said the community had been shocked by the deaths.

"He was a very quiet and refined man. She was a lovely west Kerry lady. For the last number of years she was his carer."

He added: "The community is just in complete shock. They weren't a couple who were isolated or who didn't have neighbours knocking on their door.

"She was at mass on Sunday and a neighbour had called to her home on Monday to bring Mrs Bradley to mass."

Last month elderly brothers Daniel and William McCarthy were discovered dead in the home they shared in Bluebell, West Dublin.

The pair, who were both in their 70s, were deaf and could not speak.

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