GSOC to investigate death of man who was arrested at Mullingar hospital

The Garda watchdog is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a man after an incident at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

It’s understood Gardai arrested the man after being called to the hospital’s emergency department on Saturday evening.

However, the 40-year-old later collapsed at home and died after being released from Garda custody. The incident has been referred to GSOC, who say a post-mortem will be carried out this morning.