Friday 20 April 2018

Four men appear in court following alleged pub row

Mark Buckley was remanded on bail
Mark Buckley was remanded on bail

By Eimear Cotter

FOUR men have appeared in court accused of violent disorder following an alleged row in a Dublin pub.

Mark Buckley (33), Graham Farrell (31), David Waldron (37) and Christopher Waldron (32) have been ordered not to interfere with any witnesses for the duration of the case.

Mr Buckley must also provide his mobile number to gardai and be contactable at that number at all times.

The court heard the DPP has directed trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court.

Judge Denis McLoughlin remanded the men on bail to appear before Dublin District Court in October for the service of the book of evidence.

Mr Buckley, with an address at Rivervalley Park in Swords, appeared before Dublin District Court yesterday charged with violent disorder.

The offence allegedly took place at Cabra House Pub, Fassaugh Avenue in Cabra on August 16, 2013.

Mr Buckley is also accused of producing an article during the course of a dispute on the same day and place.

Mr Farrell, of St Attracta Road, Christopher Waldron, of St Fintan's Road, and David Waldron, of Ratoath Road, all in Cabra, are facing similar charges.

Garda Peter Kenny told the court he met the men by arrangement at Finglas garda station on Friday morning.

Gda Kenny said the men were subsequently taken to Cabra garda station where they were charged in his presence by Sgt Mark Fitzpatrick.

The court heard the men were handed a true copy of the charge sheets, and made no 
reply to the charges after caution.


Gda Kenny said he had no objections to bail, subject to a number of conditions.

Judge McLoughlin remanded the men on bail in their own bonds of €100.

As part of their bail conditions, they must sign on daily at Cabra Garda Station.

They must also stay out of
the Cabra House and its immediate vicinity.

Furthermore, the men have been ordered to have no contact with any witnesses in the case.

In relation to Mr Buckley, he must reside at an agreed address.

He must also provide a mobile number to Gda Kenny, and be contactable on this number at all times.

Mr Buckley's solicitor Declan Fahy asked the judge to relax the sign on condition between September 23 and September 30, saying his client would be out of the jurisdiction.

Judge McLoughlin granted his application, after gardai said they had no objections to it.

A similar application was granted by the judge in the case of David Waldron. His solicitor Daniel Hanahoe said his client would be out of the jurisdiction between September 13 and September 20.

There were no applications for free legal aid by Mr Buckley and Mr Farrell.

In relation to David and Christopher Waldron, Gda Kenny objected to legal aid, saying he wished to make further enquiries.

Mr Hanahoe accepted the men were working but said they have significant outgoings.

Mr Hanahoe said David Waldron has mortgage repayments of €1,200 each month, and is supporting a wife and four children.

Christopher Waldron has mortgage repayments of €1,100 and is supporting one child.

Judge McLoughlin deferred the men's legal aid applications to enable the garda make enquiries.

Gda Kenny said the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court, where the penalties upon conviction are potentially more severe.

Gda Kenny asked for the matter to be adjourned for six weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

Judge McLoughlin remanded the men on bail to appear before Dublin District Court on a date in October.

The accused did not address the court during the short hearing.

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