Former garda found dead in Cavan

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a man was found dead in Co Cavan.

It is understood the man – thought to be in his mid 40s – was a former garda.

The alarm was raised shortly after midday today when gardaí were called to a house in a village close to Bailieborough in Co Cavan.

On arrival they found the body of a man who was believed to have been shot in the head.

It is understood that the man – aged in his 40s – was a former garda.

The scene of the incident has been sealed off to facilitate a forensic examination while the services of the office of the State Pathologist have also been requested.

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