A man charged with assault causing harm in connection with fatal injuries sustained by a man outside a pub in Co Longford earlier this year has had his charge upgraded to manslaughter.

Noel McGann, 50, was fatally injured following an incident outside Leavy's in Foigha, Kenagh, Co Longford on 1 August 2019.

31-year-old Gerard Melia, of Derrygowna, Lanesboro, Co Longford, appeared before a sitting of Longford District Court before Judge Seamus Hughes.

Detective Sergeant Keelan Brennan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

Sergeant Paddy McGirl said the Director of Public Prosecutions had given consent to withdrawing the Section 3 assault charge, replacing it with one of manslaughter.

Judge Hughes extended Mr Melia's bail conditions, ordering the Longford man to hand in his passport within 24 hours after an application was made on behalf of the State.

Mr Melia did not speak at today's hearing where he was represented by defence solicitor Fiona Baxter.

Mr McGann was rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore after the incident, where he died a number of days later.