Thursday 14 December 2017

Eurovision star in Affray

Chris Doran, who won You're a Star, represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004
Chris Doran, who won You're a Star, represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004
Mr Doran pictured at Carrick on Suir Court in Co. Tipperary.

Damien Tiernan

Chris Doran is one of eight people brought to a special sitting of Carrick-on-Suir district court following a row on a street in the town yesterday morning.

The eight, who are from Clonmel, Carrick and Waterford  were charged with affray. They include former Eurovision singer Chris Doran from Waterford city who represented Ireland in the Eurovision in Turkey in 2004 and came 23rd out of 24 entires.

All eight have been remanded on bail under certain conditions and are due back in court in July.

A large crowd gathered outside the court.

Each face one charge of violence or threatening to use violence in an incident shortly after 9am yesterday in Sean Kelly square.

Three of the eight were arrested in Carrick-On-Suir while the other five were arrested in Clonmel.

Chris Doran won the 'You're A Star' competition on RTE in 2004 and represented Ireland in the Eurovision in Istanbul that year, finishing second last.

He wore a green hoodie top and tracksuit bottoms when in court.

He was remanded on bail on his own bond of €500 and is due back in court on July 4th.  Afterwards, he was driven away by members of his family.

He is to reside at his appartment in Tramore and has to observe a curfew from 11pm to 7am each night.

Like others, he is not to contact people also charged this evening.

Judge Kevin Staunton granted Mr Doran free legal aid, as he did with the others charged.

The court was told in relation to all, other charges may follow in relation to the incident and a file is being sent to the DPP.

In total, seven men and one woman were charged with affray in relation to an incident in Carrick-on-Suir yesterday morning.

Of the eight, six have addresses in Clonmel, one in Fethard in County Tipperary and one in Tramore.

All were granted bail on their own bond of €500 and all were granted free legal aid.

Those charged are Michael Sweeney Snr and Michael Sweeney Jnr, from Elm Park, Clonmel; Bernard Cawley from Woodvale Walk, Fethard; John Paul McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy from Pinewood Drive, Clonmel; Chris Doran from Tramore; Lee Ahern from Heywood Close, Clonmel, and Addey Ahern from Pinewood Drive, Clonmel.

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