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Sunday 23 September 2018

Prosecutors get more time to prepare damage threat case

Mark Brady allegedly threatened the owner of a pub
Mark Brady allegedly threatened the owner of a pub

Prosecutors have been given more time to prepare their case against a man accused of threatening to cause criminal damage to a pub.

Mark Brady (23) allegedly told the owner: "Do you not read the papers? Do you know who we are?"

He is accused of telling the publican the premises had been done up but "won't look like this when I'm finished with it".

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case after hearing the directions of the DPP were not yet available.

Mr Brady, of Waterville Row, Blanchardstown, is charged with threatening to cause criminal damage.

The charge states that he made the alleged threat intending that the man would fear it would be carried out.

Barred

The offence is alleged to have happened at the Village Inn, Main Street, Celbridge, Co Kildare, last April 9.

When Blanchardstown District Court heard the directions of the DPP were outstanding, defence barrister Jennifer Jackson consented to an adjournment to a date in February. Judge McHugh remanded Mr Brady on continuing bail.

Gda Sgt Maria Callaghan previously said it was alleged that the accused was barred from the pub but went there on the day in question and spoke to the owner.

Under bail conditions, he must sign on three times a week at Blanchardstown Garda Station, continue to live at his home address and notify gardai of any change of address. The judge granted free legal aid.

Mr Brady has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge.

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