Thursday 18 January 2018

Man on trial accused of threatening gardai

Jason Dunne
Jason Dunne

A DUBLIN man accused of making repeated threats to kill gardai is facing trial on the charges.

Jason Dunne (25) is also accused of assaulting two officers during an alleged incident at Ronanstown Garda Station.

As part of his bail conditions, he has been ordered to stay out of the Dublin 22 and Lucan areas.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date next month for the service of the book of evidence.

The accused, with an address at Phoenix View, James Street, Dublin 8, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with three counts of making threats to kill or cause serious harm to Gda Aisling Brophy, Gda Kevin Cooney and Gda Denis Lordan.

The threats were allegedly made at Ronanstown Garda Station last November 30.

Mr Dunne is also charged with assaulting Gda Stephen Cullen and Gda Colm Harrington during the same inci- dent.

He is further charged with threatening and abusive behaviour, violent behaviour in a garda station and failing to follow the directions of gardai in the same incident.

The court heard that the DPP has directed trial on indictment on the charges in the Circuit Court, where the penalties on conviction are potentially more severe.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Dunne must reside at James Street, carry a mobile phone and be contactable to gardai at all times.

He must also sign on each week at his local garda station and stay out of the Lucan and Dublin 22 areas.

Mr Dunne has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

Man for trial accused of threatening gardai

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