Two men have been arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Kilkenny man Gerry Nolan in 2006.

Mr Nolan, who was originally from Castlecomer, died as a result of a fire at his mobile home at the rear of a house in Deerpark in July 2006.

The two men, who are originally from Kilkenny, were arrested in the Dublin area and are being detained at garda stations in the Carlow/Kilkenny garda division.

Gardaí are appealing to members of the public, particularly to those living in the Castlecomer area, for any information that they might have that might assist in their investigation.