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A postmortem on the body of a man who died following an assault in Sligo last week has concluded he died from head injuries.
Prayers were said for the victim, Cyril Moran (60), at the Holy Cross Friary in Sligo, where he was a regular Mass-goer.
Mr Moran died on Sunday after receiving head, leg and arm wounds in an assault in his rented home in River Road, Cartron Point, Sligo, on Thursday.
Hours later he was driven to Sligo General Hospital, where he was dropped off and admitted himself as a patient to accident and emergency. He later slipped into a coma and a Garda investigation began.
While the postmortem, carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis, found that he died from head injuries, gardaí said details of the results were not being released yet for operational reasons.
A daughter of the late Councilor Catherine McLoughlin, whose sudden death in June was greeted with a palpable sense of shock, has been chosen by the Dualla Fine Gael Branch to be co-opted on to her mother's seat on South Tipperary County Council.
However, the "Tipperary Star" understands that Ms Louise McLoughlin will face opposition when the matter comes before the Fine Gael convention, expected to be held in early September.
We understand that Cashel man, Mr. Richard Wood will also be placing his name before the Convention for co-option onto the Council to fill the vacancy following Cllr. McLoughlin's death.
Dungannon Park will be filled with an array of entertainment, from a Chinese Lion Dance to Bollywood dancers to a lively session from Brantry traditional musicians, as it celebrates Global Diversity Day.
The day's events will feature special appearances from Northern Ireland's Ultimate Strongman, Glen Ross, UTV presenter, Julian Simmons and Dungannon's Mayor, Robert Mulligan as they officially declare the day open.
There will be a host of activities to cater for every age and every interest, including street entertainment, face-painting, fusion band, Highland and Irish dancers and music from Carrickmanor Band, among many more.
It's the first time Dungannon will host the Ultimate Strongman Competition as the four man team battle it out to claim the title.
The strong men will be flexing their muscles in a heavy sleigh pulling competition, a team farmer’s walk and a team log lift, with the winners announced on the day.
THE mother of an eight-year-old Waterford city boy has warned other parents to be vigilant after her son was approached and offered money by a complete stranger last week.
Little Bryan Grant Leacy was standing with his friends who were queuing for the ice-cream man in Fairfield Park when the male offered him €2. When the young boy said he was told not to speak to strangers, the male, understood to be from another EU country, then offered him €4.
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