Wednesday 28 September 2016

High Court inquiry into the legality of the detention of professional boxer Jamie Kavanagh is adjourned

Tim Healy

Published 11/11/2015 | 17:50

Jamie Kavanagh
Jamie Kavanagh

A High Court inquiry into the legality of the detention of professional boxer Jamie Kavanagh has been adjourned to tomorrow.

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Mr Kavanagh is charged with violent disorder following his father’s funeral in Dublin last year.

The alleged incident occurred outside a Hotel at Harcourt Street on September 23, 2014 when it is alleged door staff allegedly refused entry to a group of people including Mr Kavanagh.

The 25-year-old lightweight, from Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, but is now living in London, had been in Ireland for a fight, that took place last Saturday. 

He was arrested at Dublin Airport on Monday evening before he was due to return to London.

He was refused bail at Dublin District Court by Judge Michael Walsh after gardai objected on grounds including that he would not turn up for his trial.

He was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison and is due to appear back before the District Court on Thursday.

Arising out of the refusal to grant bail, Mr Kavanagh's lawyers sought an inquiry  from the High Court under Article 40 of the Constitution into the legality of his detention.

An inquiry was formally opened before Ms Justice Marie Baker who adjourned it to Thursday afternoon to facilitate his appearance back before the District Court.

Mr Kavanagh's lawyers are arguing the remand in custody was made without any evidence to support the conclusion he would not turn up and face trial.

Mr Kavanagh is someone in the public eye who has no intention of attempting to evade justice, it is argued.

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