Thursday 29 September 2016

‘We’re both f***king innocent men’ shouts man as two charged in connection with post office robbery

Breda Joy

Published 06/08/2016 | 20:46

Waterville Post Office in County Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle
Waterville Post Office in County Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle

TWO Killarney men, one described as a ‘chronic drug addict’, were remanded in custody when they appeared before a special court sitting in Killarney on four charges arising out of the robbery of Waterville Post Office on the Ring of Kerry last Wednesday.

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Judge O'Connor granted free legal aid for both defendants and remanded them in custody until August 11.

Marcus O’Rourke (46), Rathanane, Kilcummin, Killarney, Co Kerry and Brian O’Sullivan (32), Coolies, Muckross, Killarney, Co Kerry were both remanded by Judge James O’Connor at Killarney District Court tonight (Saturday) to appear at Tralee District Court next Thursday at 11am.

Leaving the court shortly after 7.40pm, one of the defendants shouted, ‘We’re both f—king innocent men.’

Garda Superintendent Flor Murphy  told the court he was formally opposing bail.

However, defence solicitor Nuala Liston said they were not looking for bail at the hearing in question.

The accused are both charged with ramming a blue Mazda into an unmarked Garda car occupied by Garda Christopher Manton and Garda

Celine Ryle at Kill, Kilgobnet, Co Kerry on August 3 and of having a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit a robbery at Waterville Post Office on the same date.

They are also charged with robbing Lisa O’Reilly Foran of cash to the value of €5,000 at Waterville Post Office and damaging a Hyundai car, property of the Garda Chief Superintendent at Tralee.

A large crowd had gathered outside Killarney Court House by 7.15pm.

Gardaí objected to bail for both men on a number of grounds which were set out for Judge O'Connor by Sergeant John Kelly and Sergeant Eoin Donovan.

Judge O'Connor remanded both men in custody until the Tralee hearing on Thursday.

Defence solicitor Nuala Liston applied for free legal aid for both defendants and set out details of their financial circumstances.

Judge O'Connor granted free legal aid for both defendants and remanded them in custody until August 11.

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