A man and a woman found shot dead in a B&B in Carlow town yesterday have been identified.

John Deegan, 53, from Cloghan near Birr, Co Offaly  and mother-of-six Deirdre Keenan, 51, originally from Carragh Road, Naas, were both found with gunshot wounds.

Gardaí said full post mortem results on the bodies will not be released for some time.

Mr Deegan and Ms Keenan had spent some time in Wexford last week before arriving in Carlow.

The pair had been socialising in a number of pubs in the town and had stayed in different accommodation in Carlow before moving to the Stonehaven B&B.

A shotgun was found on the premises on Centaur Street.

Detectives said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.