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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Three men charged in connection with serious assaults and endangering a garda in Balbriggan

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THREE men have appeared in court charged in connection with serious assaults and endangering a garda in Balbriggan.

Eoin Maguire (29), Cornelius Price (32) and Edward Price (24) all appeared before Judge Dermot Dempsey at Balbriggan District Court charged in relation to a number of offences which are alleged to have taken place in the town last December.

Cornelius Price of Pinewood Green Road in Balbriggan, Eoin Maguire of Bay 1, Halting Site, Mell in Drogheda, Co Louth and Edward Price of Rockleigh House, Richardstown, Co Louth are all charged with assault causing harm to Clifford Whitehouse and James Whitehouse on December 20th, 2013 at Bremore Castle in Balbriggan.

Cornelius Price and Maguire are also charged with the production of an article, namely a Stanley knife on the same day.

Cornelius Price and Edward Price are further charged with reckless endangerment of a garda at Balbriggan Garda Station on December 22nd, 2013.

The court heard that both Edward Price and Eoin Maguire made no reply after arrest, charge and caution while Cornelius Price replied: 'No, I said what I had to say today,' when charged.

Eoin Maguire was granted bail under the condition that he sign on three times a week at Drogheda Garda Station, stay away from all witnesses and have no form communication of any kind with any witnesses. He was also ordered to stay out of Balbriggan town. He was remanded to re-appear before Balbriggan District Court on April 3rd.

Cornelius Price was refused bail and remanded to Cloverhill to appear before Cloverhill District Court on February 13th.

Edward Price was remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear before Cloverhill District Court on February 13th. He was also ordered to stay out of Balbriggan, not to interfere with any witnesses and not to contact any injured party and to sign on daily at Ashbourne Garda Station if he takes up his bail.

All three were also ordered not to associate with each other.

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