TWO MALES have been arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready Woods.
Gardaí confirmed that both males are being held at garda station in Drogheda and Balbriggan under organised crime legislation.
There are no further details available regarding the mens' names or ages at this time.
They are the first arrests in connection with the investigation into Keane's murder and dismemberment.
Gardaí believe Keane was abducted and tortured before being fatally stabbed in the torso and dismembered and decapitated after his death.
The teenager was reported missing in early January, and the next day his remains were discovered by a group of teenagers in a sports bag in a Coolock estate.
Further remains were found in a burnt out car in Drumcondra on Wednesday, 15 January.
The teenager's torso is still missing.
Detective Gardaí have been examining a house in Drogheda where they believe the teenager was murdered and dismembered, and have recovered several weapons, including machetes.
Gardaí are investigating under the belief that Keane's murder was related to an ongoing feud between two criminals gangs based in Drogheda.
Keane was put to rest in Drogheda's Calvary Cemetery last week, 11 February, one month after his brutal murder.