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.
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.
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.