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Gardaí probe alleged assault involving Fine Gael TD

The incident happened at around 8pm on Sunday in Conlan’s pub in Ballybay.

Seán Conlan
Seán Conlan
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AN INVESTIGATION IS under way into after two men, including Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan, claimed to have been assaulted during an incident in a Monaghan pub.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Sunday in Conlan’s pub in Ballybay after a row broke out.

It’s understood that Conlan, a TD for Cavan-Monaghan, was present and involved in the incident.

He subsequently made a statement to gardaí and is believed to have claimed he was assaulted by a man who had been abusing him.

Gardaí said that a man in his 20s was allegedly assaulted and received minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

No arrests were made and an investigation is ongoing.

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Several newspaper reports this morning say that a glass was smashed and minor lacerations were inflicted on a man but these could not be confirmed.

The pub is owned by the Conlan family, but is currently leased to a third paty. It is beside the deputy’s constituency office.

Conlan was first elected to the Dáil in 2011.

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