A MAN and a woman appeared before Killarney District Court yesterday (Tuesday) charged with offences relating to an incident in a local hotel last weekend.
A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of a third individual who failed to turn up at the court.
Two members of the gardaí were allegedly assaulted in the course of an incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 20, in the Quality Hotel, Park Road, Killarney.
Before the court was Patrick Dinan, aged 38, of 40 Forest View, Gould's Hill, Mallow, Co Cork, charged with assaulting Garda Gillian MacEoin causing her harm, resisting arrest, engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and intoxication in a public place.
Also before the court was 19-year-old Mary Dinan, of 129 Seamus Murphy Place, Mallow, Co Cork, charged with engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and intoxication in a public place.
A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of 18-year-old Danny Dinan, of 40 Forest View, Goulds Hill, Mallow, Co Cork, who is charged with assaulting Garda Nigel Shevlin causing him harm, resisting arrest, engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, and intoxication in a public place.
Superintendent Flor Murphy informed the court that further charges would be brought against the accused.
Patrick Dinan and Mary Dinan were both bailed to appear before Killarney District Court again on July 16 next.
Under the terms of the bail conditions set down by Judge James O'Connor, Patrick and Mary Dinan undertook to reside at their respective addresses and notify gardaí of any change.
They must sign on at Mallow Garda Station three timers each week, and are barred from entering District Court Area 17 except for court appearances or appointments with their solicitor, Padraig O'Connell.
They also undertook not to make contact with any member of Killarney gardaí or their families.
Padraig O'Connell applied for and was granted disclosure of garda documents relating to the case including CCTV footage.