Monday 19 February 2018

Assault accused in court

A 23-year-old man appeared before a special sitting of the courts charged with assaulting another man on New Year's Eve.

Noel Keegan (59), a retired soldier, was walking to his local pub in Longford town with his wife around 9pm on Thursday when he became involved in an altercation.

The former Defence Forces member died a short time later in hospital.

Martin McDonagh (23), with an address at Mostrim Oaks, Ballymahon Road, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, appeared before a special sitting of the Longford District Court on Saturday.

He was charged with assault and causing harm to Mr Keegan.

Mr McDonagh (pictured right, flanked by detectives) will be brought before the court again tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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