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theDracony

Man ‘attacked’ at Monaghan house party held to watch Conor McGregor fight dies

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A MAN has died in hospital two weeks after an attack at a house party held to watch the Conor McGregor fight in Co Monaghan.

The 41-year-old sustained serious head injuries in the early hours of Sunday, October 7 at a house in Sruth An Iuir in Oram, a village just outside Castleblaney.

The dad was rushed to Beaumont Hospital but was pronounced dead today after fighting for his life for two weeks.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted by the state pathologist tomorrow.

Francis Hughes, 27, with an address at Sruith an Luir, Oram, was arrested on October 10 and appeared in Cavan District Court charged in relation to the assault the following day.

According to RTE, he appeared before Cloverhill District this morning and was further remanded to appear again in court in four week’s time.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai investigating a serious assault at a house at Sruth an Luir, Oram, Castleblayney on the October 7 2018, can confirm that a man in his 40s, injured in the incident, has died.

“A man in his 20s appeared at Cavan District Court at 10.30am on October 11 2018 charged in relation to the incident.”

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