Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Patrick Heeran, who was last seen in Co Leitrim in October 2011.

A man and a woman, both in their mid-20s, were arrested in the midlands and are currently detained at Tullamore Garda Station.

Patrick Heeran was last seen in Mohill in Co Leitrim at around 4.20pm on 3 October 2011.

A murder investigation based in Leitrim has been ongoing since 2016.