Gardaí examine scene of Portarlington death

Sunday 16 February 2014 23.21
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The man's body has been removed from the scene
The man's body has been removed from the scene
The man was found dead on Spa Street in Portarlington yesterday evening
The man was found dead on Spa Street in Portarlington yesterday evening
It is understood that the victim had been watching the Winter Olympics, when he was stabbed
It is understood that the victim had been watching the Winter Olympics, when he was stabbed

The garda technical team is examining a house in Portarlington where the body of a 26-year-old man was discovered yesterday evening.

The house on Spa Street remains sealed off as the forensic examination takes place.

It is understood that the victim had been watching the Winter Olympics, drinking with friends, when the Latvian man was stabbed.

Dr Margaret Bolster carried out a preliminary post mortem examination this morning.

The man's body has been removed from the scene.

Two men are being questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station.