Friday 23 February 2018

Gardai question man over the death of Galway publican John Kenny

John Kenny
John Kenny reporters

A MAN in his late thirties remains in custody in connection with the murder in Oughterard, Co Galway, of publican John Kenny at the weekend.

Gardai from Oughterard arrested the man in Galway city last night under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, and he can be held for 72 hours before being released or charged. A post-mortem examination carried out on the dead 56-year-old publican and teacher showed he had died as a result of an assault.

Gardai are slowly building up a picture of the final minutes of Mr Kenny's life before he was murdered in his premises in the early hours of Sunday. He was found with his hand tied.

Investigating officers have spent the past few days analysing the forensic evidence gathered from the scene of the murder in a back room at the pub in Oughterard.

Officers believe that Mr Kenny may have known his killers, who could have been in the premises earlier in the night.

Mr Kenny taught German, history and religion at Presentation College in Athenry. His daughter Gillian is on the staff at the school.

Gardai said they were making satisfactory progress with their inquiries.

Irish Independent

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