Thursday 27 July 2017

Pictured: The man charged with criminal damage after attack on gay club The George

Eoin Berkeley, pictured after he received bail at the Dublin district court. Picture credit: inm
Eoin Berkeley, pictured after he received bail at the Dublin district court. Picture credit: inm
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

THIS is the man who has been charged with criminal damage after an attack on the popular George gay bar in which homophobic slogans were daubed on the facade at the weekend.

Eoin Berkeley (23) from Hamptonwood Way in Finglas appeared at Dublin District Court this morning after being arrested yesterday morning near the city centre.

He was charged with criminal damage to the facade and panels on the front of the iconic gay bar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The homophobic remarks and swastika symbols were daubed in chalk on the building and have since being cleaned off.

Evidence was given to Judge Deirdre Gearty by court certificate that CCTV would form part of the prosecution.

Berkeley was granted bail under strict conditions that he stay away from the Dublin 2 area, specifically The George pub; sign on daily at Ballymun garda station between 7am and 7pm; resident the address supplied to the court; and be of sober habits and good behaviour.

Eoin Berkeley, pictured after he received bail at the Dublin district court. Picture credit; INM
Eoin Berkeley, pictured after he received bail at the Dublin district court. Picture credit; INM

He said "yeah" when asked if he understood the conditions.

Berkeley sat quietly in the court wearing a green to and blue tracksuit bottoms and was released on his own bond of €150.

He was also granted free legal aid and has to appear again in court on July 4.

The court was told that further charges may apply.

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