A 40-year-old man has been charged with two counts of deception as part of a garda investigation into events at a post office in Carlow last Friday.

Declan Haughney, with an address at Pollerton Road in Carlow town, was arrested yesterday and questioned by gardaí investigating the case.

It follows allegations that a dead man's body was brought to a post office on the Staplestown Road in Carlow in an attempt to collect that man's pension.

Another man arrested yesterday was later released without charge, with a file due to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Garda Joe O'Keeffe gave evidence in court today of charging Mr Haughney and said the accused made "no reply" to either of the two charges against him.

Solicitor Brendan O’Flaherty said there was no application being made for bail today.

He asked that his client be produced next Wednesday at Carlow court, when he is hoping an arrangement may be made with gardaí.

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It is alleged a dead man's body was brought to a post office on the Staplestown Road in Carlow

The court heard that Mr Haughney is on a methadone programme and Judge Geraldine Carthy directed that he be given any appropriate medical treatment.

The court also heard that he is not working. Legal aid was granted.

Judge Carthy remanded the accused in custody to appear again in court next Wednesday in Carlow.