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Garda probe into St Patrick’s weekend death of man after post-mortem throws up questions

Gerard Tubridy of Cree, Co Clare died on 20 March, two days after being admitted to hospital.

Gardaí from Kilrush are investigating.
Gardaí from Kilrush are investigating.
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GARDAÍ IN CO Clare have appealed for information following the sudden death of a 59-year-old man in March.

Investigating gardaí have confirmed that the results of the post-mortem examination following the death of father-of-two Gerard Tubridy require that more questions be asked.

Tubridy, from Clohanmore, Cree, Co Clare, died at University Hospital Limerick on 20 March, two days after first being admitted.

Gardaí in Kilrush have confirmed that they received a call from staff at the hospital at around 8am on Saturday 18 March, reporting that a man had been admitted with a serious head injury.

Tubridy’s family were informed of the incident and requested to attend at the hospital.

According to gardaí, it is known that Tubridy had been drinking in Walsh’s bar in Cree on the previous evening, St Patrick’s Day, and that he secured a lift home with a number of people.

Superintendent John Galvin of Kilrush has confirmed:

We wish to appeal to all those who were in the bar that night to contact us and if they have any information which may assist our investigation. No matter how insignificant they feel that information might be, we would ask them to contact the gardai in Kilrush and to let them decide how useful or not it is.

“We cannot allow this investigation to come to a conclusion until we know exactly what happened to Gerard on that night,” he added.

Gardaí at Kilrush can be contacted on 065-9080550.

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