Northern Ireland

Man and woman found dead in County Carlow B&B

Police are treating as suspicious the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a bed and breakfast in the Republic of Ireland.

The bodies were discovered in Stonehaven B&B in the centre of Carlow town at about 13:30 GMT on Monday.

It is believed both victims sustained gunshot wounds. A gun was reported to have been discovered at the scene.

The identities of the two have not yet been established, but they were aged in their 50s.

It is understood the woman was found upstairs, while the man's body was discovered downstairs in the property on Centaur Street in Carlow.

A parish priest who works in the town said local people were stunned by the deaths.

Father John Dunphy told the Press Association: "Everyone seems to be lost as to what has happened."

"There's a sense a shock," he added. "Again it is like one of those things that happens in other places, not in your own community."

Post mortem examinations are scheduled to take place on Tuesday morning at Naas General Hospital in County Kildare.

Police have appealed to anyone with information about the deaths to contact them.