Belfast Telegraph

Probe over landlord found dead

A post-mortem is to be carried out on the body of a publican found dead in his pub.

Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of the man discovered in his licensed premises in Oughterard, Co Galway.

The publican was named locally as John Kenny, owner of Kenny's on the Main Street.

It is understood his arms were tied behind his back when he was discovered at about 6pm on Sunday by family members.

The scene was sealed off overnight for a forensic examination.

The State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy, is expected to carry out a post-mortem examination.

Mr Kenny, a separated father-of-one in his mid 50s, has also worked as a teacher in Athenry.

Independent Councillor Thomas Welby said Mr Kenny was a popular man who kept himself to himself.

"He was a lovely man, a very nice guy," he said. "It's a real tragedy for his family. Everybody is shocked by it, the whole village is numbed."

Gardai have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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