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New trial date over egging that cost Gilmore €9

THE trial of a protester accused of throwing eggs at Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore's ministerial BMW, which was cleaned at a cost of €9, has been adjourned.

Protester Donall O Ceallaigh (28), who lives at Harold's Cross Road, Dublin 6, was charged with criminal damage and breach of the peace. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges and his trial was set for yesterday at Dublin District Court. However, his solicitor, Matthew Kenny, asked for an adjournment. He explained that a barrister for the defence was ill.

Judge Victor Blake agreed to adjourn the case, which is due for mention next Thursday.

Irish Independent