Two men arrested in Athy on Friday by gardaí investigating the murder of David Boland were released without charge this afternoon.
A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions while the investigation continues.
The two men were arrested following the death of the 34-year-old in an incident on Duke Street, Athy, Co Kildare, early on the morning of Thursday last week, November 1st.
The two, both in their 20s, were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Kildare and Newbridge Garda stations.
Four people have been arrested to date as part of the ongoing investigation. A 20-year-old man is before the courts, charged in connection with the case.