Irishman ‘who took his uncle’s corpse to a post office to withdraw his pension’ appears in court after being charged with deception
The Irishman who allegedly took the corpse of his uncle into a post office to withdraw his pension has appeared in court charged with deception.
Declan Haughney, 40, from Carlow, appeared at Kilkenny District Court today after taking his uncle Peadar Doyle, 66, into Hoseys Post Office on two occasions last Friday, 警察は言った.
Haughney is accused of entering the Post Office at 11.04am where he ‘dishonestly induced by deception’ a member of staff, 裁判所は聞いた.
Declan Haughney (pictured outside court today) appeared at Kilkenny District Court charged with deception
The corpse of Peadar Doyle, 66, was allegedly dragged into a post office in Carlow, アイルランド
Police said he showed the late Mr Doyle’s social welfare card in a bid to collect a €240 pension payment.
He is then accused of carrying out the same offence at the same post office just ten minutes later.
Haughney’s lawyer Brendan O’Flaherty said the accused is not seeking bail and his client was remanded in custody.
The judge granted Haughney legal aid after the court heard how he is not currently working.
The defendant will appear before Carlow District Court next week.
A second man has been released without charge.
Haughney is accused of entering the Post Office at 11.04am where he ‘dishonestly induced by deception’ a member of staff, 裁判所は聞いた. 写真: Gardai removing the corpse
Mr Doyle’s funeral was held on Monday, where he was remembered as a talented decorator and dedicated family man who made time to support those closest to him.
Charmaine Dowling, Mr Doyle’s niece, told the church how he had treated all his nephews and nieces like his own children.
彼女は言いました: ‘You ran to him if you wanted to cry. And soon you would be dancing around the kitchen table.’
She recalled that he would take her to feed his racing pigeons and would hum songs from Perry Como and Dean Martin while he would sing lullabies like Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Clare – the singer being his favourite artist.
Haughney, 40, was a pallbearer at uncle Peader Doyle’s funeral on Monday, three days after his death
Ms Dowling recalled her uncle Peader working as a caretaker, a waiter and as a talented painter who would often quote Shakespeare.
She referred to Peader’s love of travel which had included road trips in the US.
On the death of his own father, he had minded his mother Annie ‘with unrivalled affection’.
He was a quiet man, dignified in public but ‘in private he was a hero’, who would not seek recognition for caring for his family, which was most important to him.
Ms Dowling stated: ‘His greatness was not known to many people but (だった) to his family and closest friends.’
She concluded her tribute by saying that Peader’s family will carry his memory with them with pride.