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Declan Ó Cualain at Galway Courthouse

Murder charge over Liscannor quarry death

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Adrian Folan, whose body was found in a quarry near Liscannor on Monday.

Adrian Folan
Adrian Folan

He is Declan Ó Cualain (Folan), with an address at Cuileán, An Cheathrú Rua, County Galway, who was brought before a special sitting of Galway District Court this  Tuesday evening. He is a brother of Adrian Folan.

A defence application for free legal aid for Mr Ó Cualain was acceded to by Judge Mary Fahy.

Defence solicitor, Adrian McLynn also requested that his client receive medical attention while in custody.

Mr Ó Cualain has been remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday.

Adrian Folan, 41, had been missing from Athlone since July 3. His body was found in a quarry near Liscannor on Monday morning.

Mr Folan ‘s body was brought to University Hospital Limerick where the State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, conducted a post mortem examination on Monday night. Gardaí are not releasing the results, for what they say are “operational reasons.”

The family of the deceased, a native of the Carraroe, County Galway, has appealed for privacy.

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