Man due before court over body found at farmhouse

Galway Daily courts

A man is due to appear before court today in relation to a body found following a house fire outside Castlebar last weekend.

A man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday after Gardaí found the body of a man his 80s at a home in Pheasanthill, Castlebar.

Gardaí and emergency services had been called to the house at approximately 6:30pm on Sunday, after reports of a fire.

The man arrested has since been charged, and is due to appear before Castlebar District Court today.

The body of the deceased man was removed from the house on Monday after a preliminary examination, so that a post mortem examination could be carried out.

Gardaí have appealed for any person who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.