Tuesday 12 November 2019

Man denies sending pig’s head to garda’s home

Gordon Deegan

A 45-year-old Dublin man is to plead not guilty to a charge connected with sending a pig’s head in the post to the home of a  Garda.

At Ennis Circuit Court yesterday, Brendan Mahoney of 74 Cabra Park, Dublin 7 appeared in connection with being accused of posting a packet on January 26th last year that contained an article that was menacing – a pig’s head.

The court was told that a trial is required for the charge, which is brought under new legislation being contrary to Section 55 of the Communities Regulations (Postal Services) Act 2011.

A Garda investigation was launched in January of last year after the arrival of the severed animal’s head to the home of a Co Clare Garda.

Judge Gerald Keyes adjourned the case until tomorrow.

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