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Fatal Assault of Paul 'Babs' Connolly, Athlone. 13th August, 2022.

Issue Date: 14/08/2022

Gardaí in Athlone continue to investigate all the circumstances of a public order incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, 13th August, 2022 at Church Street, Athlone which resulted in the death of 47 year old Paul 'Babs' Connolly.

A post mortem has been completed, the results of which are not being released for operational reasons.

Both arrested men remains in Garda custody and investigations are ongoing.

An Garda Síochána is aware that images of the incident on Church Street are being shared across social media and messaging apps. An Garda Síochána appeals to everybody NOT to share this material, it is disrespectful and upsetting to the family and friends of the deceased and all persons involved in this incident and is unhelpful to the Garda investigation.