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Man dies following serious assault outside pub in Co Longford

A post mortem examination is due to be carried later today.

The man in his 50s was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital last Thursday.
The man in his 50s was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital last Thursday.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN IN his 50s has died following a serious assault outside a pub in Foigha, Co Longford last Thursday.

Gardaí from Ballymahon attended the serious assault incident which occurred outside a licenced premises on 1 August at approximately 5.30pm.

The man in his 50s was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar with serious injuries but was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried later today.

A garda spokesperson said the local coroner had been notified and investigations are ongoing. 

Shortly after the incident on Thursday, gardaí arrested a man in his 30s in connection with the investigation. He appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate St, Dublin on Saturday.

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