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Man charged in connection with Ciarán Noonan murder

It is the second time the same man will appear before the courts in connection with the abduction and murder of the 29-year-old Dublin man.

Ciarán Noonan's mother and relatives after his body was discovered in Meath last November.
Ciarán Noonan's mother and relatives after his body was discovered in Meath last November.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A 36-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with the death of Ciarán Noonan last year.

Gardaí investigating the abduction and murder of the 29-year-old Dublin man said they charged the man shortly before 10.30am today. He appeared before a sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

It was his second appearance in front of a judge in relation to the kidnapping and murder.

Noonan was last seen alive on Russell Avenue in East Wall on 20 October 2011. Eyewitnesses say he was badly assaulted before being forced into a car. After an extensive garda search, his body was discovered in a field in county Meath on 4 November.

To date, 12 people have been arrested in relation to the murder inquiry.

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