A garda charged with harassing two women over an 18-month period has had his case adjourned after a court heard he is accessing mental health services in Sligo hospital.
Garda Donal Maguire, 38, is charged with harassing one woman at the Jervis Shopping Centre, in Dublin city centre on February 7 and March 18 last and at Tesco in Clarehall Shopping Centre, over a 12-month period, from September 23, 2012.
He is also accused of harassing another woman at North Great Clarence Street, in central Dublin, between February 1, 2014 and March 19, last.
The father of four appeared before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday where he was due to be arraigned, meaning he would indicate how he intended to plead to the charges.
Counsel for Mr Maguire asked the court to adjourn this arraignment and told the court he was discharged from a hospital in Sligo earlier that morning. Pieter LeVert BL, prosecuting, told the court that the accused is accessing mental health services and that “there are certain concerns”.
Mr Maguire is formerly of Millbrook Avenue, in Kilbarrack, Dublin, but the District Court heard previously that he is living now in Bundoran, Co Donegal.
Judge Mary Ellen Ring remanded Maguire on continuing bail to appear before the court for arraignment on October 20 next. She gave the prosecution liberty to re-enter the matter if there are breaches of bail conditions.
The District Court previously set a bail condition that Mr Maguire must not have any contact with the complainants.
Garda Inspector Francis Sweeney told Dublin District Court on an earlier date that Mr Maguire said “nothing to say” when he was charged
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