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Man charged with murders of two men in Sligo

 Yousef Palani, 22, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, is charged with two counts of murder
 Yousef Palani, 22, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, is charged with two counts of murder  Yousef Palani, 22, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, is charged with two counts of murder

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murders of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo.

Yousef Palani, 22, of Markievicz Heights, Sligo, was remanded after appearing at Sligo District Court.

He was also charged with assault causing serious harm.

Palani was heckled and shouted at by crowds as he was escorted by gardai into court.

Mr Moffitt, 42, and Mr Snee, 58, were found dead in their own homes in Sligo earlier this week.

The murders have shocked the small town on the west coast, with vigils planned across the island in memory of the two men.