Two men have been charged in connection with the death of another man, who was attending a stag party in Athlone over the weekend.
The pair were brought before a special late night sitting of Mullingar District Court on Sunday night.
48-year-old Paul 'Babs' Connolly from Edenderry, Co Offaly had been at a stag party in Athlone when he was assaulted on Church Street in the town in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Two men were were detained for questioning by Gardaí in relation to the alleged unprovoked assault.
35-year-old Sean Munnelly, an unemployed man of Irishtown, Athlone and 18-year-old hardware store employee David Higgins - with an address at St Paul's Terrace, Athlone - appeared before Judge Alan Mitchell at a special late night sitting of Mullingar District Court.
Both were charged with violent disorder and assault causing harm to Mr Connolly.
Legal aid was granted to the pair who did not address the court.
They were remanded in custody to appear via video link at the same court on Thursday.