Assaulted man loses fight for life

A BUSINESSMAN who was brutally assaulted on Easter Monday has lost his fight for life.

Father-of-three Aidan Gahan, 57, from Glenbrien, near Enniscorthy in Wexford, was attacked in the early hours of April 9 while on the way home from a night out with his wife.

He was initially treated at Wexford General Hospital but, after slipping into a coma, was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin later on Easter Monday.

He remained on a life support machine since then, but his condition worsened in recent days and he died yesterday morning.

Mr Gahan owned a mini-market and petrol station in the village of Glenbrien.

The attack occurred after Mr Gahan and his wife had enjoyed a night in McCormack’s Bar with some other local people.

He was severely beaten and kicked in the head in the pub car-park after they left the premises.

No arrests have yet been made in the case.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Thurles have received a “very good response” following their appeal forinformation on the murder of a man whose body was found in a field on Sunday night.

The identity of the man, believed to be in his 30s, has yet to be established.

The inquiry was upgraded to a murder investigation after a post-mortem examination revealed that he had suffered a number of stab wounds.

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