Foiled raid suspects further remanded in custody

Three men charged in connection with a foiled raid at the house of a Cork businessman have been further remanded in custody.

There was tight security in and around Cork District Court yesterday as one of the accused — Niall Fitzpatrick, aged 46, of 7 Corrin Close, The Glen — was brought before Judge Aingeal Ní Chondúin.

Wearing a tight grey t-shirt, Mr Fitzpatrick did not speak during his brief appearance.

His co-accused, Vincent Murray, aged 37, of 19 Glandore Park, Knocknaheeny, and Trevor O’Sullivan, aged 37, with an address at 24 Curraheen Drive, Bishopstown, appeared via video link from Cork Prison, and responded only to confirm their names.

Each of the men is charged with entering a building at Rougrane, Glanmire, Co Cork, as trespassers with intent to commit theft on Aug 11.

Gardaí said files in relation to each of the accused are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and they applied for a remand in custody in relation to each man.

Judge Ní Chondúin remanded Mr Fitzpatrick by consent to appear in person before the court again on Sep 4.

Mr O’Sullivan’s solicitor, Emmet O’Boyle, said a bail application before the High Court is pending, and his client was remanded in custody by consent to appear in person before the same court on Sep 4.

Mr Murray was also remanded by consent to appear by video link on the same date.

The three men were arrested following an attempted raid on the house of Mr Pat Glavin, who runs a successful outdoor catering company.

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