WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
5.30pm: James Cahillane finishes work in Fexco in Killorglin and walks to The Square. He shops in Champ's Eurospar where he buys firelogs and other items. He then socialises in Clifford's Tavern.
6.30pm: He moves to Sheahan's Bar where he watches the Chelsea v Barcelona Champions League semi-final.
9.30pm: He returns to Clifford's Tavern where he plays card games.
11.20pm: He withdraws cash from an ATM
11.50pm: He calls it a night, says "good luck I'll see you lads". He smokes a cigarette on Upper Bridge Street before getting into a taxi. Midnight: The taxi travels along Annadale Road and the Beaufor t Line and he is dropped off at his home at Ardraw, Beaufort.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
2.10am: Neighbour hears a loud bang which is also described as an explosion. They rush to the scene to find the house engulfed in flames and the roof collapsed. 3am: Emergency services find Mr Cahillane's body. An investigation commences
FRIDAY, APRIL 20:
7pm: A post-mortem by Assistant State Pathologist Margot Bolster and a forensic investigation finds that James Cahillane sustained injuries following an attack at his home. Gardaí confirm that the incident is suspicious.
SAT, APRIL 21, AND SUN, APRIL 22:
The Forensic Bureau from Dublin examines the scene and contact local residents during investigations.
MONDAY , APRIL 23:
Morning: Technical house to house enquiries continue. A divisional search team inspects the area around the house and the route. CCTV footage in Killorglin is also examined.
3pm: A press conference is called in Killorglin Garda Station where a murder investigation is launched and an appeal for public assistance is made. An incident room is established at Killorglin Garda Station. Anyone with information is asked to contact Killorglin Garda Station (066) 9790500 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
4pm: Assistant State Pathologist Margot Bolster has case conference with gardaí.