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Friday 18 April 2014

Fianna Fail TD found not guilty of assaulting teenager

Fianna Fail TD Mattie McGrath was this evening found not guilty of assaulting a teenager in south Tipperary over two years ago.

He was also found not guilty of violent disorder and using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour in Newcastle in August 2006.

The jury in the trial at Clonmel Circuit Court was sent out to consider its verdict at around 3pm today.

Five others, including Mr McGrath's son, who were also charged with assault causing harm and violent disorder, were also found not guilty.

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