Oughterard, Co. Galway: Publican’s Death Now Treated As Murder: Gardai

27 Sep

Gardaí in Galway have said they are now treating the death of the Oughterard publican and school teacher John Kenny as murder.

 Gardaí are appealing to people in the pub on Saturday night for information

Gardaí are appealing to people in the pub on Saturday night for information
 
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Morning Ireland: Jim Fahy reports on the shock at the murder of a Co Galway publican

Morning Ireland: Jim Fahy reports on the shock at the murder of a Co Galway publican

 
Gardaí in Galway say they are now treating the death of the Oughterard publican and school teacher John Kenny as murder.

A post mortem examination, carried out by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy, established that he died from injuries sustained in an assault.

Supt Noel Kelly, who is heading up the investigation into Mr Kenny’s death, said the murder enquiry will be intensified this morning.

At the conclusion of last night’s post mortem examination, he was unwilling to give any further details of the circumstances in which Mr Kenny was killed.

He said a team of specialists from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation will be joining the local crime scene unit later today.

He again appealed to anybody who was in Kenny’s pub on Saturday night or Sunday morning to contact the incident room at Oughterard Garda Station.

He said he believed up to 40 people were in the pub – a number of them have already given statements to the investigating team.

So far there have been no arrests and gardaí say they are following a number of different lines of enquiry. www.garda.ie

Keywords:  john kenny, oughterard, garda

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