Attack probe into retired garda's death
A RETIRED garda may have suffered a savage beating from a man who was well known to him before he died.
Detectives are investigating whether Seamus Marren (54) was assaulted six days ago.
A major probe has been launched into the former officer's death. He served at Cabra Garda Station on the capital's northside until two years ago.
It is understood that Mr Marren, who quit the force in September 2011, was assaulted on Saturday night and was brought to Connolly Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Mr Marren, from Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla, was discharged from hospital on Sunday but had continued to feel unwell.
He fell into an unconscious state at around 3pm yesterday. The emergency services were called but he was pronounced dead by the time he got to hospital.
Gardai believe the former garda died from injuries sustained during the assault.
THE ASSAULT IS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE HAPPENED IN A HOUSE IN THE WEST DUBLIN AREA LAST WEEKEND.
A postmortem is taking place today which will determine the course of the investigation.
There have been no arrests so far in the case but sources say that gardai are following a definite line of enquiry.
The matter is being investigated by gardai based at Blanchardstown garda station.