Wednesday 21 March 2018

Man charged with attack on judge has his case delayed

Eoin McGinn leaves Dublin District Court yesterday. Collins
Eoin McGinn leaves Dublin District Court yesterday. Collins

Andrew Phelan

THE STATE has been given more time to prosecute a Dublin man charged with attacking a senior judge and a security guard outside the Four Courts.

Eoin McGinn (23), who is also accused of getting into Judge Anthony Barr's car without permission, had the case against him adjourned at Dublin District Court yesterday.

Judge Cormac Dunne put the case back for a month for the directions of the DPP after hearing a medical report on the security guard's injuries was being sought.

Mr McGinn was arrested and charged following an incident in which Mr Justice Barr and a security guard were allegedly attacked last December.

Yesterday was his second court appearance since his arrest. Mr McGinn, from Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin, is charged with three offences in connection with the alleged incident at Inns Quay on December 1.

Judge Ann Ryan had granted an order for copies of CCTV evidence from the location of the alleged incident to be made available to the defence.

Legal aid was granted after a statement of the defendant's financial means was handed into court and the judge was told he was an apprentice.

Irish Independent

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