Thursday 22 February 2018

FF senator injured in incident after disco

Harry Walsh

A SENATOR received eight stitches to a head wound after an incident involving two other men as he made his way home from a disco.

Donegal Fianna Fail senator Brian O Domhnaill was travelling in a taxi minibus to his Gortahork home just before 3am on Sunday after attending the Seaview Hotel in Gweedore with friends when the incident occurred.

Mr O Domhnaill was initially treated at NowDoc before being taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, where he received eight stitches to a head wound.

Mr O Domhnaill confirmed that he had made a complaint to the gardai, adding that the matter was now in the hands of the relevant authorities.

Yesterday, Jim Sharkey (42), of Bayside, New York, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault causing harm to Mr O Domhnaill and criminal damage to a Ford Transit bus belonging to Neil Gallagher on Sunday at Meenacuing.

He was also charged with causing a breach of the peace.

His solicitor, Jacqui Sharkey said the charges would be heavily contested and Mr Sharkey may be "making a counter claim".


"There were several people involved and there will be a serious conflict of evidence," she said.

Bail was set at €2,000, with two independent sureties of €3,000 from the accused's father and father-in-law. The case was adjourned to October.

Irish Independent

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