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Three young men arrested over murder of Thomas Dooley have been released without charge

The body of Dooley, known locally as Toddy, was discovered with fatal injuries in Edenderry.

Updated 11.30pm

THREE YOUNG MEN arrested by gardaí in Co Offaly as part of the investigation into the murder of 64-year-old Thomas (‘Toddy’) Dooley have been released without charge.

A 23-year-old man was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station while two 19-year-old men were being held at Tullamore Garda Station earlier today.

All three were released this evening and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The body of Dooley, known locally as Toddy, was discovered at a house in Edenderry on 16 February having sustained fatal injuries to his upper body.

There have been a number of arrests as part of the investigation but as yet no charges have been brought. Three men aged between 19 and 24 were arrested a number of weeks after Dooley’s death but were later released.

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