Bodies of two young men found at house in Kinsale


Toxicology tests will be carried out on the bodies of two friends who died from suspected drug overdoses in west Cork.

The alarm was raised at 6.30am when a woman found her boyfriend and his friend dead in the downstairs living room of a property in Kinsale.

Gardaí said the deaths of the men, who are both in their early 20s and from Co Waterford, are being treated as suspicious.

One of the men, from Dungarven, had recently moved to the area with his girlfriend while the other, from Cappoquin, was visiting.

A Garda spokesman said both men were pronounced dead at the scene, which was sealed off for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are refusing to speculate on how the two men may have died pending postmortem examinations which are expected to be carried out later today.

However they confirmed that there was no sign of forced entry at the house and that neither man had any visible sign of injuries.

It’s understood that the focus of the investigation is likely to look at examining whether the two men may have taken or ingested something which caused them them to die.

Gardaí are seeking to establish when the two men – one of whom they believe was visiting the rented house – were last seen alive.

They have identified the two men but are not releasing their names until all next of kin are notified but it’s understood that they may be from Waterford.

Additional reporting by PA