Friday 19 January 2018

Gerard Tierney's body found in slurry pit near family home

Gerard Tierney(40)
Gerard Tierney(40)
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

The body of a missing man for almost a week has been found on his own farm.

Gerard Tierney, 40, vanished from Smithboro in Co Monaghan, close to the border with Northern Ireland, on August 29th.

A Garda spokesman said the body of a male found earlier in Smithboro has been identified as Mr Tierney.

It is understood it was recovered by search teams in a slurry or silage pit.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and investigators are examining if it was accidental.

The remains have been removed to Cavan General Hospital for a post-mortem.

Press Association

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