Man appears in court charged over Carlow post office incident

Declan Haughney faces two counts of deception following death of Peader Doyle

Declan Haughney arriving for a special sitting at Kilkenny District Court. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A 40-year-old man has appeared before Kilkenny District Court charged with two counts of deception.

Declan Haughney, with an address at Pollerton Road, Carlow was arrested on Wednesday and charged in relation to an incident in Carlow town last Friday in which a dead man was brought into a post office.

It is alleged that the body of Peader Doyle (66) was brought to Hosey's post office and an attempt was made to claim the dead man's pension.

No application was made for bail.


Judge Geraldine Carthy remanded the accused in custody to appear before Carlow District Court on February 2nd.