Two people are due in court today in connection with a burglary in Co Limerick.

The men aged 18 and 32 are from Limerick and Dublin.

They are due to appear before Limerick District Court at midday.

John O'Donoghue, 62, suffered a heart attack after he returned to his home which had been ransacked by thieves.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Mr O'Donoghue died from a heart attack.

Mr O'Donoghue's sister called out to the men for help as they fled the scene in Toomaline, Doon shortly before 2pm on Thursday, but they continued to flee through the back door and ran away across fields.

The 62-year-old bachelor had returned home from shopping to realise his house was being ransacked.

A person, believed to be the getaway driver, sitting in a black Renault Laguna outside the house, sounded the horn to alert the intruders upon the arrival of Mr O'Donoghue and his sister Christina, who was visiting her brother for a few days.

It is understood Mr O'Donoghue went to get a shovel from the shed after seeing the side door to his house had been smashed, but he then collapsed.

It is understood that the first garda arrived at the scene in his own car, but the men were arrested shortly after the incident by the same garda driving a patrol car.

A third man, the getaway driver, is still being sought by gardaí.

The men are being held for questioning at Henry Street Garda Station.