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Small gathering: The funeral mass of Peadar Doyle at the Holy Family Church in Carlow. Credit: Mark Condren

Small gathering: The funeral mass of Peadar Doyle at the Holy Family Church in Carlow. Credit: Mark Condren

Small gathering: The funeral mass of Peadar Doyle at the Holy Family Church in Carlow. Credit: Mark Condren

The funeral of Peadar Doyle, the man whose body was carried into a post office in Co Carlow in an attempt to collect his pension, took place yesterday .

Mr Doyle, who died last Friday, January 21, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Cemetery after a funeral mass at the Church of the Holy Family in Askea, Co Carlow, yesterday morning.

The funeral was attended by a small gathering of family and friends of Mr Doyle, who had an address in Carlow Town.

Gardai investigating the incident are expected to make arrests as part of the inquiry.

Witnesses said Mr Doyle (66) was dressed up and carried into a Carlow post office by two men last Friday morning before staff became concerned for his welfare and realised he was deceased.

A post-mortem examination has ruled out any foul play.

It has established that he died within three hours of the bizarre incident at the post office 200 metres from his home.

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Gardai and paramedics were called to the scene as the events unfolded at around 11am on Friday. It is being investigated if he died in the bedroom of his property prior to the incident at the post office.

Gardai are also reviewing CCTV from the area to determine how the two men could manage to bring Mr Doyle to the post office.


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