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Two remanded in custody after death of Offaly man in Athlone

Aug 15, 2022 07:08 By Shannonside News
Two remanded in custody after death of Offaly man in Athlone Two remanded in custody after death of Offaly man in Athlone
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The two men appeared before a special sitting of Mullingar District Court last night

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a 48-year-old Co Offaly man who was attending a stag party in Athlone over the weekend.

The pair were brought before a special late night sitting of Mullingar District Court.

48-year-old Paul 'Babs' Connolly from Edenderry in Co. Offaly had been at a stag party in Athlone when he was assaulted on Church Street in the town in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Two men were detained for questioning by Gardai in relation to the alleged unprovoked assault.

35-year-old Sean Munnelly, an unemployed man of Irishtown, Athlone and 18-year-old hardware store employee David Higgins, with an address at St Paul’s Terrace, Athlone, appeared before Judge Alan Mitchell at a special late-night sitting of Mullingar district court.

Both were charged with violent disorder and assault causing harm to Paul Connolly.

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Higgins was granted bail subject to a number of conditions but was unable to take it up last night and was remanded in custody. His co-accused was also remanded in custody as he did not make an application for bail.

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