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Man (21) released without charge over death of Cork pensioner Joe O'Callaghan

It’s understood that the 21-year-old was known to the victim.

Image: Togher Garda Station via Google Maps

Updated Jul 3rd 2018, 9:35 PM

A 21-YEAR-OLD man who was being questioned about the death of a Cork pensioner has been released without charge.

Joe O’Callaghan (66) was found dead by his wife when she arrived home from work yesterday morning.

The man’s body was in the hallway of their home on Galway’s Lane, Douglas.

O’Callaghan was a father to three adult children.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the man’s body today and a technical examination of the scene will also be resumed.

It’s understood that the 21-year-old was known to the victim. He had been held in custody at Togher Garda Station. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Gardaí said.

- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha

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