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Murder investigation launched after Monaghan father dies

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Irish police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a County Monaghan man following a post-mortem examination.

Seamus Bell of Foxfield, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, was pronounced dead on Saturday evening.

The 36-year-old had been in a coma since an alleged assault in Carrickmacross on 20 January.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on 21 January connection with the incident.

He is currently in custody and is due to appear in court on 21 June.

Mr Bell was a father-of-three, a fitness instructor and local Gaelic football player.

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