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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.

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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