Gardai probe death of man (52) found unconscious in Portlaoise square
GARDAI are investigating the death of a 52-year-man in Portlaoise in the early hours today.
The man was found at 3.20am lying unconscious at Market Square, Portlaoise. He was taken by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The scene remains preserved pending a full technical and forensic examination.
The State pathologist has been notified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place later today at the Midlands Regional Hospital.
Investigating Gardai is appealing for witnesses an in particular to anybody in the vicinity of Market Square between 3am and 3.30am this morning to contact them.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station 057 8674100, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.