Published Monday, 25 June 2012
Eugene Moloney, who died after being attacked in the early hours of Sunday. (© UTV)
Eugene Moloney, who was originally from Belfast, was attacked on Camden Street just before 4.30am on Sunday.
He had worked for the Irish Independent for more than 20 years, but prior to this was a reporter for the Irish News.
Mr Moloney, who was in his 50s, had been on a night out with friends and was on his way home to Portobello when he was attacked.
It is believed he may have received a blow to the head after a confrontation.
He was found collapsed at pedestrian traffic lights outside a pub on lower Camden Street.
It is understood he suffered serious head injuries and efforts to save him at the scene failed.
Gardaí arrested the two men on Monday morning in south Dublin.
They have renewed their appeal for witnesses who may have been on the Camden Street area between 3.45am and 4.30am on Sunday, particularly in the area close to the pedestrian lights.
Secretary of the National Union of Journalist Seamus Dooley has paid tribute to the well known journalist.
"Eugene had a very larger than life personality, very vibrant person, full of energy.
"Life was never dull around Eugene."
Mr Dooley continued his tribute by describing him as "a great conversationalist."
He told UTV that the murder victim "loved life."