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Two arrested in Ireland over Dutch canal killing

TWO Dublin men are due to appear in court today after being picked up on European Arrest Warrants in relation to the disturbing murder of a 29-year-old man whose dismembered body parts were discovered in an Amsterdam canal in 2009.

Keith Ennis from Walkinstown, was stabbed to death, and his body cut into pieces and dumped in a suitcase in a canal on the northern outskirts of the Dutch capital.

A total of three Dubliners are now being held over the shocking murder of Mr Ennis, who was on the run from gardai at the time of his death.

The duo who are due to appear before the High Court today are Barry McArdle (25) from Drimnagh and Kenneth Brunell (25) who was arrested at his home on Kenilworth Road, Palmerstown, on Monday.

A third man, Philip County (29) from Foxdene Gardens, Lucan, was extradited to Holland from Ireland in April.

County did not oppose the extradition order which was granted at the High Court, almost eight months after Dutch authorities requested it.

He has made a number of court appearances in Holland and is understood to be held in solitary confinement in a high security Dutch prison.

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