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Murder of Matt Farrell Daingean Co.Offaly

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Gardaí in Tullamore, Co. Offaly are investigating the murder of local publican Matt Farrell which occurred during the early hours of Wednesday the 1st April 2009.The 64 year old had spent over 30 years as the owner of the Gaelic bar. He had retired in the last two years, and had handed over the workings of his pub to his children.

Mr Farrell lived at the pub, along with his son Matt, where he spent the evening of the 31st March socialising in the bar of the pub, together with some locals. Matt Farrell was last seen on the morning of 1st April, by a barmaid who worked at the Gaelic bar. The barmaid left the pub at 2.30am along with her husband who had come to collect her. Later that same morning at 7.30am Matt Farrell’s body was discovered in the kitchen by his son Matt (jnr).

The result of a post mortem indicated that Matthew had died from injuries to his head.

Gardaí at Tullamore Investigating   Telephone  (0506) 21305