Thursday 23 November 2017

Man charged with failing to provide information to gardaí about 2014 murder of Paul Gallagher

Sean Barrett has appeared in court charged with allegedly failing to provide information to gardaí in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher. Picture Ciara Wilkinson
Sean Barrett has appeared in court charged with allegedly failing to provide information to gardaí in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher. Picture Ciara Wilkinson

A 29 year old man has appeared in court charged with allegedly failing to provide information to gardai in relation to the murder of Paul Gallagher.

Mr Gallagher's body was found in a field at Ballymacan, Collon, Co Meath in July 2014.

Paul 'Ralph' Gallagher
Paul 'Ralph' Gallagher

Sean Barrett with an address at The Beeches, The Donaghies, Donaghmede, Dublin 13 appeared at Trim district court this morning.

It is alleged that on a date between June 30, 2015 and July 1, 2015 at Navan Garda station he failed without reasonable excuse to disclose as soon as was practicable to the gardai information he knew or might believe to be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person  in relation to the murder.

The charge says Mr Gallagher was murdered at Ballymacan, Collon, county Meath between July 28 and July, 30 2014.

Judge Cormac Dunne remanded Barrett in custody with consent to bail and adjourned the case to Cloverhill Court on June 22. 

Gardai at the scene of the discovery of Paul ‘Ralph’ Gallagher’s body at Ballymacan, Co Meath
Gardai at the scene of the discovery of Paul ‘Ralph’ Gallagher’s body at Ballymacan, Co Meath

As part of the bail conditions he must sign on three times a week at Raheny garda station between 9am and 9pm, surrender his passport and supply a mobile phone number to gardai.

Mr Gallagher who was (26) at the time of his death was from Dublin.

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