Seven plead innocence in Dale Creighton murder trial

Six men and one woman have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dale Creighton in January 2014.

Seven plead innocence in Dale Creighton murder trial

Six men and one woman have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Dale Creighton in January 2014.

The 20-year-old died following an alleged assault on a footbridge in Tallaght in the early hours of New Year's Day that day.

Dale Creighton died in hospital on January 2, 2014.

This afternoon, seven people pleaded not guilty to his murder which is alleged to have taken place at a footbridge over the Tallaght bypass between St Dominic’s Road and Greenhills Road.

Charged with his murder at the footbridge are 23-year-old Aisling Burke and 28-year-old David Burke, both with a current address at Beechpark, Collinstown, Co Westmeath.

Also charged with Mr Creighton’s murder there are Graham Palmer (aged 26) with a current address at Park Avenue, Portarlington, Co Laois; Ross Callery (aged 23) of Brittas, Co Dublin; James Reid (aged 26) currently of Glen Aoibhinn, Gorey, Co Wexford; Jason Beresford (aged 23) with an address at Coill Diarmuida, Ard a’ Laoi, Castledermot, Co Kildare; and Gerard Stephens (aged 27) currently of Grosvner Square, Rathmines in Dublin.

A jury of six men and six women will return to court tomorrow morning for a trial that is expected to take up to six weeks.

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