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Two arrested over murder of Kenneth O'Brien

The arrests represent the first major breakthrough in the case.

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the death of Dublin man Kenneth O’Brien, gardaí have confirmed.

The father-of-one’s dismembered remains were found in the Grand Canal in Kildare last month.

These arrests represent the first major breakthrough in the case.

According to a statement:

“The two men (mid 30s and mid 50s) were arrested this morning, and are both detained under Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Leixlip and Naas Garda Stations.”

Around 300 mourners attended the 33-year-old’s funeral in Ballyfermot, West Dublin, on Wednesday, where they remembered a man described as kind, loving and reserved.

Celebrant Fr Joe McDonald described it as a “heartbreaking occasion”.

Gardaí have made several appeals for information since the first remains were found in a suitcase at Ardclough in Kildare three weeks ago.

Read: “A heartbreaking occasion”: Kenneth O’Brien remembered as kind, loving and reserved

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