Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Man quizzed over rugby party death

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A man is being questioned over a death at a rugby party in Dublin.

Cathal Sweeney, who was aged in his 60s and a keen fan of the sport, died at a flat in Terenure in the south of the city. A group of people had gathered to watch Saturday's Ireland v Wales fixture.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the house by gardai.

Mr Sweeney was a member of local rugby club St Mary's.

A member of the club said he had been around the club but that his brother was more closely involved.

Local Fine Gael councillor Edie Wynne said the community was shocked.

"It is normally a nice, quiet area. It is a terrible thing to happen."

The State Pathologist's office has been alerted and the potential crime scene preserved pending a forensic examination.

An ambulance was called and t he man was taken to St James's Hospital where he died.

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