A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Finbar fahy in Ardrahan, Co Galway.

The body of the 78-year-old was found at his home near Ardrahan on Wednesday morning. The retired farmer had lived alone at Tullira.

Gardaí say he had sustained injuries to his head, hands and arms.

The results of a post mortem examination carried out at Galway University Hospital showed that Mr Fahy died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gort Garda Station on 091-636432.