Tuesday 23 May 2017

Father and sons charged with murder

Paul Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins
Paul Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins

Andrew Phelan

A father, his two sons and a teenager have been charged with the murder of a man who was fatally injured in a violent attack in west Dublin.

The four accused appeared in court charged with murdering Neil Reilly, who died after a street altercation and car crash in Lucan last week.

Mr Reilly (36) suffered serious head and back injuries in the row in the early hours of the morning and was pronounced dead in hospital later.

Paul Bradley (52) and his sons Dean (22) and Jason Bradley (18), from Liscarne Gardens, Ronanstown, along with another youth aged 17, are charged with the murder of Mr Reilly, a father of two, at The Glebe, Esker, Lucan, on January 18 last.

Judge David McHugh remanded them in custody. No applications for bail were made.

The four accused had been arrested and detained at Finglas, Lucan, Ronanstown and Blanchardstown Garda Stations before being brought to Blanchardstown District Court yesterday. The youth was dealt with at a juvenile sitting of the court. Garda Thomas Doyle said he arrested Paul Bradley at Blanchardstown Garda Station. He was later charged and made no reply.

Dean Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins
Dean Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins

Judge McHugh remanded him in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on Friday. The accused said "thank you" to the judge at the end of the brief hearing. He was granted free legal aid.

Det Sergeant Maeve Ward gave evidence of arresting Jason Bradley yesterday morning. He replied "No" when the charge was put to him. Judge McHugh also remanded him in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court. Jason Bradley did not address the court.

Det Sergeant Damien Gannon said he arrested Dean Bradley in Ronanstown Station and he made no reply after caution. He was also granted legal aid.

According to gardaí, a collision was reported at The Glebe at 4am, following which a violent altercation took place between at least five people.

Jason Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins
Jason Bradley outside Blanchardstown District Court. Photo: Collins

Mr Reilly suffered serious injuries and was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, where he was later pronounced dead.

Accused dad Paul Bradley
Accused dad Paul Bradley

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