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Saturday 26 July 2014

Man dies after assault outside Galway pub

Eimear Phelan

Published 26/05/2014|11:37

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Gardai are appealing for witnesses
Gardai are appealing for witnesses

A MAN has died following an alleged assault outside a pub in the early hours of this morning.

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The 60-year-old man was taken to hospital late last night after the incident in Bohermore, Galway.

The man, named locally as Liam Horan, was taken to University College Hospital Galway.

Its believed that Horan was struck once and then hit his head on the table when he fell to the floor. "He was dead leaving the crane" according to the source after receiving CPR for 15 minutes from someone in the pub.

The incident happened inside Crowe’s bar in Bohermore on the night of the election.

A local source, said the incident was just “something that went horribly wrong.” They went on to say that “assault is not the right word” to describe the incident.  Some “slaps were thrown” and then “somebody didn’t get up.”

Horan has a number of ongoing medical conditions related to his weight.

According to a source a 52-year-old Irish man turned himself into Galway Garda station voluntarily after the incident and has yet to be released.

The deceased had a brother running in the election, Jimmy Horan, who received only 24 votes in Galway City Central and the owner of the bar Ollie Crowe was elected on the eighth count. 

There are no confirmed reports of what caused the argument.

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