3 charged over St Patrick’s Day incident

Three men appeared in Cork District Court yesterday on assault and damage charges arising out of an allegedly serious incident at a house in Bishopstown on St Patrick’s Day.

3 charged over St Patrick’s Day incident

Each man faces a charge of assault causing harm and causing criminal damage to a house at Curraheen Road in Bishopstown on March 17.

There was no objection to bail from the gardaí for the three accused, but they wanted strict conditions.

These conditions include nightly curfews, staying away from complainants and witnesses, abstaining from intoxicants, staying out of Bishopstown, and signing on regularly at their local Garda station in Ballincollig.

Judge Con O’Leary adjourned the cases against the three accused until April 29, to allow time for the gardaí to obtain directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gearoid Byrne, 24, of 34 Innishmore Grove, Ballincollig, Co Cork, is accused of smashing windows and doors at the house and assault causing harm to Dylan Fitzgerald.

Michael O’Connell, 24, of 32 Innishmore Grove, and Darren Twomey, 20, of 18 Innishmore Square, face the same criminal damage charge and assault causing harm to Bryan Hyland.

The detective gardaí who arrested the three men were James Bugler, David Hickey, and Brendan Murray.

Michael Quinlan, solicitor, was appointed on free legal aid to represent the accused.

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