Two men arrested after attempting to collect a dead man's pension in Carlow

Two men arrested after attempting to collect a dead man's pension in Carlow


Following the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday, one of the men has been charged.

The scheduled court appearance has been changed from Carlow District Court to a special sitting at Kilkenny District Court this morning.

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



Two men remain in Garda custody this morning following their arrest last night in connection with attempting to collect a dead man's pension at a Post Office in Carlow.

The two who are in their 30's, are being questioned at Carlow Garda Station.

66 year old Peadar Doyle was brought to the post office on Staplestown Road last Friday morning by two men in an effort to collect his pension.


A member of staff became suspicious and the two fled the scene. Gardaí and emergency services were notified and the man was declared dead some time later.

Two men had reportedly attempted to collect the Mr. Doyle's pension earlier that morning but were told by staff that the pensioner had to be present at the counter himself.

The two returned a short while later appearing to prop up Mr. Doyle who was wearing a woolly jumper over his face and a hat on his head.

Onlookers claimed his feet were “dragging” along the ground on the journey from his house a short walk from the shop.


No money was handed over to the men, and staff in the shop raised the alarm.