Friday 15 December 2017

Darts assault case adjourned

THE State has sought more time to produce medical reports in the case against a darts fan accused of attacking and injuring a security man at an international tournament.

Conor Coughlin (20) allegedly headbutted the doorman, breaking his nose and cheekbone at a west-Dublin hotel where the darts grand prix was being held.

The case against him was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court. Coughlin, with an address at Willow Drive, Greenpark, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to the man at City West Hotel, Saggart, on October 9, 2012. Judge McHugh remanded Mr Coughlin on continuing bail.


A DUBLIN man accused of stealing more than €20,000 from a supermarket may have the charges struck out if the DPP's directions are not available.

Michael Coleman (32) is also alleged to have set fire to a Volkswagen Golf which was used as the getaway vehicle in the robbery. Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in September, peremptory for DPP's directions.

The accused, of Captains Road in Crumlin, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with robbery. The alleged robbery took place at Lidl, Grange Road in Rathfarnham, on May 16.


A REVELLER threatened to have a man shot after an argument at a party, a court heard. Ian Long (24) made the threats after he was kicked out of a party for his behaviour.

Judge David McHugh convicted and fined Long €250. The defendant, of Aras Na Cluaine, Watery Lane in Clondalkin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour.

Garda David Delaney said he was on patrol shortly before 4am on May 1 last when he received a call of a male causing a nuisance at Dunsink Road in Finglas. The court heard that Long has 31 previous convictions, most dating back to when he was a juvenile.

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