A Lifford man who murdered two women in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital has been released from the Central Mental Hospital.
John Gallagher has been granted conditional discharge by the Mental Health Review Board after he handed himself into the Central Mental Hospital six weeks ago.
Gallagher killed his girlfriend Anne Gillespie and her mother Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988.
He was found guilty but insane at his trial a year later. He then fled to England in 2000 while on day release.
According to the Irish Independent, family members said they were told that Gallagher is now free to return unhindered to the Republic except for a number of conditions.