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A man has been charged by Irish police after the body of a pensioner was brought to a post office in an alleged attempt to collect his pension.

It follows the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident that took place last week.

The second man has been released from custody.

The man who was charged is scheduled to appear before Kilkenny District Court this morning.

Peadar Doyle, 66, was brought to the post office on the Staplestown Road in Co Carlow last Friday by two men.

When the group approached, a “concerned staff member enquired about the wellbeing of the man being propped up”, the Irish Times said.

It was later discovered that the man had died, and his body was removed from the post office.

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No money was handed over, the Irish Independent said.

On Wednesday, gardai investigating the incident arrested two men in their 30s.

The men were detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

One of the men was released on Wednesday night and gardai said a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The other man has been charged and will appear before a special sitting at Kilkenny District Court on Thursday morning.

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