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Baltinglass Gardaí make fifth arrest in connection with murder of Paul ‘Frank’ Byrne


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A man in his late 30s has been arrested in connection with the murder of Paul ‘Frank’ Byrne, whose remains were found in County Wicklow in 2010.

The man was arrested on Monday morning in the Dublin area and was taken to Baltinglass Garda Station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, as amended.

He is the fifth person arrested to date in connection with this investigation, and further updates will follow.

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.

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Paul 'Frank' Byrne (20), was last seen on July 15, 2009 at Kilmartin Green, Tallaght. He was reported missing to Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station by his mother the following day.

The investigation was subsequently taken over by Gardaí in Baltinglass Garda Station following the discovery of his remains by a forestry worker felling trees in a remote area at Ballyfolan, Blessington on July 29, 2010. Identification of his remains was made by way of DNA profile.