Northern Ireland

Eoin Ryan found murdered in barrel in Cappaghbeg, Clare

Irish police

Police in the Irish Republic have begun a murder investigation after a man's body was found in a barrel in a field in County Clare.

Eoin Ryan, 21, was found dead in Cappaghbeg, five miles from Ennis, at about 0700 BST on Tuesday morning.

Police have said that he was the victim of an extremely violent assault and that he had died from head injuries.

A man in his 30s was arrested in the area a short time later. Both men are from the local area.