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Murder investigation after Cork remains identified

Gardaí (Irish police) have begun a murder inquiry after human remains discovered in Rostellan, County Cork were identified as those of Kieran Quilligan.

The 47-year-old had been missing since 1 September 2023.

Gardaí said that he was last seen in Cork city centre.

His remains were found just after midday on Monday near the village of Whitegate by a garda search team with a dog.

A post-mortem examination was carried out and the remains were later identified as Mr Quilligan.

A murder inquiry began on Thursday, led by a senior investigation officer from Bridewell Garda station in Cork.

Gardaí have asked for anyone with information to contact them.