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Man arrested over Bailieborough death released from hospital for questioning

The man had been receiving medical attention at Cavan General Hospital.

The Square Bar where the man barricaded himself in and was arrested on Friday morning.
The Square Bar where the man barricaded himself in and was arrested on Friday morning.
Image: Liam McBurney/PA

THE 56-YEAR-old man who was arrested in connection with the death of mother-of-four Patricia Kearns last week has been released from Cavan General Hospital for questioning by gardaí.

The man had been receiving medical attention at a psychiatric unit at the hospital since being arrested in the early hours of Friday morning, after a tense stand-off with gardaí at The Square Bar. The 56-year-old had barricaded himself into the pub with a shotgun.

Shortly before the siege, 54-year-old Kearns had been found shot dead at a house nearby.

It is understood the man was released from hospital yesterday evening and can now be held for a further six days at Cavan Garda Station as his detention period was suspended while he was in hospital.

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