Accused is further remanded over death of journalist
A YOUNG trainee mechanic accused of killing journalist Eugene Moloney was further remanded in custody yesterday pending the preparation of a book of evidence.
Mr Moloney, a former reporter with the Irish Independent, lived at Portobello Place on Dublin's south side and was making his way home in the early hours of June 4 when he was attacked.
The 55-year-old suffered a blow to the head on Camden Street. He received medical attention at the scene and was rushed to St James's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Gary Burch (21), of Kennington Close, Templeogue, in south Dublin, was charged last week with the manslaughter of Mr Moloney at Camden Street on June 24.
Mr Burch did not apply for bail at his first court appearance last Tuesday. He appeared again at Dublin District Court yesterday where Garda Sergeant Sean McAvinchey told Judge Hugh O'Donnell that the State was applying for a further six-week remand in custody.
No application for bail was made. Mr Burch, who had been doing a FAS training course in mechanics, was further remanded in custody to appear again later this month.