Friday 9 December 2016

Conlan case adjourned until after polling day

Published 28/01/2016 | 02:30

TD Sean Conlan at Carrickmacross court house. Picture: Arthur Carron
TD Sean Conlan at Carrickmacross court house. Picture: Arthur Carron

Sitting TD Sean Conlan, who is accused of assault, has had his case adjourned until after polling day.

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The former Fine Gael deputy and now Independent appeared at Carrickmacross District Court yesterday.

He is accused of assault causing harm on Enda Duffy of Annahia, Ballybay, at Conlan's Bar, Main Street in the town on August 23, 2015.

The Cavan-Monaghan Deputy is further charged with the production of a broken pint glass during the course of a dispute at the same location and date.

Yesterday, Inspector Kevin Gavigan told the court that the matter was in for a decision on whether the court could accept jurisdiction.

Judge Denis McLoughlin said he was adjourning the case to allow for more time to make his decision.

At a previous hearing photos of the alleged injuries were submitted to the court.

Mr Conlan (42), of Main Street, Ballybay, Co Monaghan, had his case adjourned to March 9.

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Judge McLoughlin remanded Mr Conlan on his existing bail of €100 - which stipulates he must not contact the alleged victim or any witness.

Mr Conlan attended court yesterday with his partner, and did not speak during the short hearing.

He was also accompanied by his solicitor James McGuill.

Mr Conlan will run as an Independent in the general election which is expected to take place next month.

Irish Independent

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