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The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation are now looking into whether O’Reilly, who is married with one child, could have stolen money from the Carlow branch of An Post to feed his crippling gambling addiction.
“They are looking into everything he did, absolutely everything,” said a source. “And that includes Carlow Post Office.” ??It is believed that Mr O’Reilly, who played football locally for Hanover Harps, gambled away the astonishing sum of money online and may have been addicted for many years.
His story hit national headlines when he was reported missing by his family after leaving to go to work on a Wednesday morning.
Mr O’Reilly’s wife received a text message to say he had been involved in an accident outside of Tullow but was then unable to contact her husband. He was found in Belfast after he placed a €40,000 bet.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Sean Cassidy from Swanlinbar, who emigrated to London in 1970 and whose son Ciaran was a 7/7 bomb victim, is irate and shocked that his landline phone details have been discovered in the documents of the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. Sean and his wife Veronica and daughter Lisa were endeavoring to get over the sixth anniversary of Ciaran's death when they got a phone call from the police, informing them that Sean's telephone number and address is on one of the documents connected to the illegal hacking, which is now at the centre of the police investigations and has rocked the British establishment to its core.
Sean Cassidy could not believe what he was hearing and simply did not know why a "humble, law-abiding postman" would be of any interest to the hackers. He was shocked when told by the police that his phone may have been hacked and stated that he "never thought a man of my standing would now be quoted by the world's media".
Sean Cassidy told The Anglo Celt that he was even more amazed that this had happened in view of the fact that he was open and frank with all the media, including the News of the World.
His son Ciaran (22) was killed on a packed London Underground train on the Piccadilly Line together with 26 other people. At the time of his death he had been working for a printing and stationery company.
Mr Cassidy revealed that the police said they would be back in touch with him in a few weeks time, but in the interim the hacking list saga remains a total mystery to him.
He confirmed that he does not know for sure yet if his land line phone was hacked but it has been found on the list under investigation.
"We have great support here from the public and people at work even ask me why they would want to target me, of all people," he said.
When asked if he was a News of the World reader over the years, he replied "sometimes I do and sometimes I don't".
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
The Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Ennis will not be further downgraded as part of a new policy being developed in relation to small hospitals, it emerged last Wednesday.
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