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Monday 26 September 2016

Trial for man who allegedly had sword

Two men accused of violent disorder during an incident in which it is alleged one of them produced a samurai sword have been sent forward for trial. Stock Picture
Two men accused of violent disorder during an incident in which it is alleged one of them produced a samurai sword have been sent forward for trial. Stock Picture

Two men accused of violent disorder during an incident in which it is alleged one of them produced a samurai sword have been sent forward for trial.

Graham O'Shaughnessy (30) and Michael O'Shaughnessy (63) were served with a book of evidence at Tallaght District Court.

The accused, both with an address at Avonbeg Gardens in Tallaght, are charged with violent disorder and threatening and abusive behaviour.

The alleged offences took place at Avonbeg Gardens on September 2 last year.

Alibi

Michael O'Shaughnessy is also accused of producing a samurai sword in the same incident.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who go forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge John Lindsay gave the men 14 days to provide to the State details of any alibi witnesses.

He also ordered a video of an interview with gardai be furnished to the men's legal teams.

In the case of each accused, defence solicitor James McGill and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

The men have not yet entered a plea to the charges.

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