Prominent Republican Dessie O’Hare remanded on bail
Prominent Republican Dessie O’Hare has been remanded on continuing bail on charges of threatening to kill, violent disorder, assault and false imprisonment.
O’Hare (61) of Slaterock Road, Newtownhamilton, Newry, appeared in Dublin District Court this morning before judge Alan Mitchell.
The charges all relate to an alleged incident at Rathcoole, Saggart, Co Dublin on June 9 2015.
O’Hare is charged with three counts of false imprisonment of three members of the same family; one count of violent disorder; one count of assault; and one count of threatening to kill.
He was remanded to appear in court again on February 19 for presentation of a book of evidence and a hearing on whether the case should be heard in the Special Criminal Court or the Circuit Criminal Court.
O’Hare is on bail after an independent surety of €20,000 was requested.
Conditions imposed were that he has to reside at his home address, observe a curfew, make himself available to authorities by phone, sign on daily and surrender his passport.
O’Hare, who was wearing dark trousers, a blue shirt and tie, and a casual jacket, stood during the hearing and confirmed his presence to the judge.