Offaly gardaí launch murder investigation

Gardaí have formally launched a murder investigation following the death of a 64-year-old publican at his premises in Co Offaly yesterday morning.

Matt Farrell's body was discovered at the Gaelic Bar in Daingean by his son.

He was reportedly tied to a chair, prompting suspicions that he was the victim of a robbery.

A post mortem has been carried out on his body.

Gardaí are continuing to carry out door-to-door inquiries in the village as part of their investigation.


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