Man (40) granted bail in Carlow post office case

Declan Haughney accused of bringing a dead man into a post office to collect his pension

A 40-year-old man accused of bringing a dead man into a post office in Co Carlow to collect his pension has been remanded in custody with consent to bail.

Declan Haughney, with an address at Pollerton Road, Carlow, appeared before Judge Catherine Carthy at Carlow District Court.

It is alleged that the body of Peader Doyle (66) was brought to Hosey's post office on Staplestown Road, Carlow on Friday, January 26th and an attempt made to claim his pension.

Mr Haughney, who previously appeared in court over two charges of deception, had a third charge preferred against him, unconnected to the other charges.


The two deception charges were brought contrary to Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act.

Solicitor Brendan O’Flaherty, who appeared for Mr Haughney, told the court that there was no Garda objection to bail.

Mr Haughney had appeared at the January 27th sitting of Kilkenny Court, when Det Joe O'Keeffe gave evidence of arresting him at Carlow Garda station. Mr Haughney was remanded in custody.

At Wednesday’s hearing, Garda Caroline O’Malley gave evidence of charging Mr Haughney with the additional theft charge, when he made no reply.

Judge Geraldine Carty remanded Mr Haughney in custody, with consent to bail, subject to a number of conditions, including that he remain intoxicant-free.

She said that, as there was no objection to bail, she would remand him on €300 bail, €200 to be paid in cash, to appear again in Carlow District Court on February 23rd.