Sunday 19 November 2017

Man accused of George bar graffiti is further remanded in custody

Eoin Berkeley leaves Dublin District Court after being granted bail with strict conditions. Photo: INM
Eoin Berkeley leaves Dublin District Court after being granted bail with strict conditions. Photo: INM

Tom Tuite

A man accused of damaging one of Dublin’s best known gay bars with homophobic graffiti has been further remanded in custody for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to be obtained.

Eoin Berkeley, (24), from Hamptonwood Way, Finglas, Dublin 11 has not yet indicated how he will plead.

He is accused of criminal damage to the facade and panels at the George Bar in the city-centre in the early hours of May 20 last.

He appeared at a district court in Dublin on Friday when he was further remanded in custody to appear again on a date in October.

Judge Victor Blake was told gardai have completed the case file and it is currently with the DPP.

The accused did not address the court during the hearing on Friday and has not yet indicated how he will plead.

Derogatory language and a swastika daubed in chalk had to be removed from the pub’s facade. Earlier in the proceedings, the district court had heard that there was a possibility of further charges.

Free legal aid was also granted earlier after the defence explained to the court that Mr Berkeley's access to funds was limited.

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