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Monday 20 November 2017

Gardai arrest two men in relation to murder of man shot in housing estate

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Two men have been arrested in relation to the murder of a 27-year-old man in September 2012.

Gardai in Laois investigating the murder of Gerard Eglington arrested the two men, aged 21 and 34, this morning.

The two men are being detained at Portlaoise Garda station.

Mr Eglington was shot dead in the Kilnacourt Woods housing estate at approximately 8.30am on the morning of September 24.

Gardai have been appealing for witnesses since the incident.

They asked anyone who may have seen unusual or suspicious activity in or around the Kilnacourt Housing estate between 7.30am and 8.30am to contact them.

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