Ireland

Two arrested on suspicion of murder of Kieran Quilligan

Police have made a new appeal for information over the killing.

Irish police have arrested two men on suspicion of the murder of Kieran Quilligan
Emergency Services Stock Irish police have arrested two men on suspicion of the murder of Kieran Quilligan (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai investigating the murder of Kieran Quilligan in Co Cork have arrested two men.

The 47-year-old was reported missing from Cork city centre on September 1 last year.

Remains were discovered in Rostellan on Monday and a post-mortem examination identified them as Mr Quilligan.

A police spokesperson confirmed two males, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and are in custody.

The spokesperson added: “Gardai continue to appeal to anyone who has any information on the murder of Kieran Quilligan to contact Bridewell Garda Station on (021) 494 3330, the Garda Confidential Line on (1800) 666 111 or any Garda station.”

Gardai have not disclosed information in relation to the cause of death.

After he went missing police said they were very concerned for the safety of Mr Quilligan.

It was reported that he had left premises in Andersons Quay at about 8.30pm on September 1 in the company of another male.

Gardai carried out extensive CCTV inquiries that tracked his last-known movements through Cork city centre, from Andersons Quay towards Sullivan’s Quay and on to Proby’s Quay.

His last-known movement was entering St Finbarr’s Place, off Proby’s Quay.