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Man due in court over Eugene Gillespie death

67-year-old Eugene Gillespie was found in his home in Sligo after what Gardaí believe was an aggravated burglary.

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A MAN IN his 20s is due to appear in court today charged in connection with the death of Eugene Gillespie in Sligo.

The man will appear at a special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District Court at 2pm.

67-year-old Eugene Gillespie died eight days ago from injuries sustained in an assault at his home during what Gardaí believe was an aggravated burglary. It is believed that he may have been left on his own for two days before he was discovered.

Hundreds of people attended his funeral in Sligo yesterday.

Speaking about the death this afternoon, Minister Joan Burton said Eugene Gillespie’s death showed the need for stronger Neighbourhood Watch schemes, particularly in rural areas.

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