Man charged after dead body carried into post office to collect his pension

Police at the post office in Carlow, Ireland, last Friday

Peadar Doyle, 66, was brought to the post office in Co Carlow, Ireland, last Friday, with two men arrested on suspicion of deception on Wednesday – with one now charged and the other released

Police at the post office in Carlow, Ireland, last Friday (

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Irish police have charged a man after a dead pensioner was taken to a post office in an alleged bid to collect his pension.

Two men were arrested on Wednesday after Peadar Doyle, 66, was brought into the post office in the town of Carlow, Ireland, last Friday.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of deception.

On Thursday morning police said one of the men, who is in his 30s, had been charged while the other had been released without charge.

The charged man is set to appear before a hearing at Kilkenny District Court later on Thursday.

A file is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Irish Mirror reports.






Peadar Doyle, 66, was brought to the post office in Co Carlow last Friday

A Garda spokesperson said: “Following the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday, as part of the ongoing investigation into an incident at a business premises in Carlow town on Friday, January 21, 2022, one of the men has been charged.

“He is scheduled to appear before Carlow District Court this morning, January 27, 2022.

“The second man has been released from custody and a file will be prepared for the DPP.”

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