Brothers held as hearing ends in farce
Published 14/04/2011 | 05:00
BROTHERS Wayne and John Dundon were in prison last night after they were charged with threatening to kill a grandmother, her son and daughter.
The pair were taken by armed gardai to Limerick District Court yesterday after they were arrested in Limerick city on Monday night.
However, yesterday's hearings were cut short amid chaotic scenes.
As John Dundon was taken from the court after he interrupted and began shouting and repeatedly cursing at Judge Tom O'Donnell and garda members.
Garda members from the Armed Support Unit escorted the two brothers to court.
Wayne Dundon (33), of 92 Lenihan Avenue, Ballinacurra-Weston, Limerick, was charged with threatening to kill a man on September 30 last.
The alleged threat was made in Hyde Road, Limerick. John Dundon (29), of Hyde Road, Limerick, was charged with threatening to kill a grandmother and her daughter between April 3 and 4 last.
The alleged threats were made on Hyde Road.
During the lengthy court sitting, Judge O'Donnell directed that members of the media were not to identify the alleged injured parties in the case following an application by the State.
Gda Christine Bergin told Judge O'Donnell that Wayne Dundon made no reply when charged on Tuesday night. Judge O'Donnell rejected a bail application made by Wayne Dundon after the State objected.
The judge remanded Wayne Dundon in custody to appear before the same court again via video link on April 20 next at 10am.
Gda Denise Moriarty told the court that John Dundon made no reply when charged with threatening to kill the grandmother and her daughter. A bail application by John Dundon was also objected to by officers.
The proceedings then descended into farce when John Dundon interrupted the hearing and began shouting obscenities at the judge and gardai.
"Go f**k yourself. F**k you. F**k you, you clown," he roared.
Judge O'Donnell said he was "not going to put up with that type of behaviour" and described the performance by John Dundon as "appalling".
The judge said he was stopping the bail application, but was "not shutting the door on it".
As gardai took him from the courtroom, John Dundon shouted: "Get your f**king hands off me."