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Jackie Healy-Rae held English tourist’s arm behind back while two friends ‘punched face in’, court told

Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae is challenging his conviction for the 2017 assault in Kenmare, while his brother Kevin and their friend Malachy Scannell have dropped their appeals

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Kevin Healy-Rae (left) and Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae at Kenmare District Court. File photo

Kevin Healy-Rae (left) and Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae at Kenmare District Court. File photo

Kevin Healy-Rae (left) and Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae at Kenmare District Court. File photo

AN ENGLISH holidaymaker insisted that Kerry councillor Jackie Healy-Rae (26) first put him in a headlock until he was choking and then held his arm behind his back while his two friends started "punching my face in".

Kieran James insisted he was assaulted, as Councillor Healy-Rae, the son of independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae, appealed against his conviction for an assault in Kenmare five years ago.


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