Man who left uncle's corpse in Post Office further charged with shoplifting

Declan Haughney, along with another man, took his relative Peadar Doyle from his home to the post office to claim his pension on Friday January 21st

Prison officials escort Declan Haughney to Carlow District Court (

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A man accused of deception after trying to withdraw his dead uncle’s pension and left his body behind The Post was also charged with shoplifting.

Declan Haughney, 40, along with another man, were taking his relative Peadar Doyle, 66, from his home to the post office in Hoseys, Ireland on Friday January 21.

Haughney, of Pollerton Road, Carlow, appeared before a hearing of Carlow District Court on Wednesday and was granted bail after six days in prison This is reported by the Irish Mirror.

He is accused of fraud, allegedly attempting to withdraw his pension twice.

And on Wednesday, when the court appeared before Judge Geraldine Carthy, the court heard that Haughney has now been charged with another alleged felony.

He is charged with allegedly stealing groceries from the Raths Londis Plus store on Carlow’s Pollerton Road on January 16.

Declan Haughney has now also been charged with allegedly stealing groceries from the Raths Londis Plus store


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The court heard Haughney made no reply after being cautioned – when he was arraigned outside the courtroom at 11am on the alleged offence.

The alleged theft came five days before Haughney was accused of entering Hosey’s post office in Carlow, where he is said to have attempted to withdraw his uncle Peadar’s pension.

Peadar was found dead at the compound – a coroner ruled his death had been of natural causes.

Haughney is accused of entering the post office at 11.04am where he “dishonestly induced by deception” a staff member.

He is said to have presented a social security card in the name of Peadar Doyle – in an attempt to collect a pension payment of 240 euros.

He is also charged at 11:14 a.m. with the same offense – dishonest incitement of a staff member at the same premises. Both charges breach Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

Haughney was taken to Carlow District Court in the care of the Irish Prison Service


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Haughney, who was taken to Carlow District Court yesterday in the custody of the Irish Prison Service, has been released on bail on a number of conditions.

Judge Carthy ordered the accused to observe a 9am to 9pm curfew and report to Carlow Garda train station three times a week.

He must also provide the police with a working cell phone number and be reachable at all times.

The court also heard Haughney was ordered not to go near or into the Hosey or Raths Londis post office.

In addition, he must “be sober” and “remain drug-free,” the judge said.

The bail agreement was granted on the condition that the defendant post bail of €300 and deposit €200 in cash with the court.

The court found that the defendant was unable to pay the amount at the time and was therefore remanded in custody until his bail could be called.

Haughney was remanded in custody to appear in court again later that month.

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