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Monday 22 January 2018

Disabled brothers lay dead for days at home

Gardai at the brothers’ house in Bluebell, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Gardai at the brothers’ house in Bluebell, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron

Robin Schiller

The bodies of two disabled brothers lay undiscovered in their west Dublin home for a number of days.

Gardaí are treating the discovery of the remains of William McCarthy and Daniel McCarthy in the Millrose Estate, Bluebell, on Monday night as a tragic incident.

Neighbours had raised concerns about the brothers' well-being and alerted emergency services after they were not seen for a number of days.

The McCarthy brothers were aged in their 70s and were both deaf.

Daniel had been caring for his younger brother William.

Gardaí were called to their home and managed to gain access to the property, where they made the tragic discovery.

It is believed Daniel died a number of days ago, while William died more recently.

Irish Independent

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