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Republican McAuley faces extra charge over alleged assault on wife


Pearse McAuley and Pauline Tully

Pearse McAuley and Pauline Tully

Pearse McAuley and Pauline Tully

Republican Pearse McAuley has appeared in court on a further charge over the alleged false imprisonment and assault of his wife at their home last Christmas.

Mr McAuley (50) was brought before Cavan District Court on a charge of assault causing serious harm to Pauline Tully.

He was previously remanded in custody on other related charges, including threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Ms Tully at Keelderry, Kilnaleck, Co Cavan on Christmas Eve last year.

Inspector Seamus Boyle told the court that a further charge was being brought by the State.


The charge alleges that Mr McAuley intentionally or recklessly caused serious harm to Ms Tully, contrary to section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997.

A person convicted on this offence faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Sergeant Michael Fitzpatrick of Kilnaleck Garda Station served the Book of Evidence on Mr McAuley, of Canal Bank Walk, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.

Judge James Faughnan gave Mr McAuley an alibi warning and the accused, who was wearing a GAA football jersey with the Tyrone county colours, said "yes" to indicate he understood this.

The judge remanded the accused in continuing custody to Castlerea Prison to appear before Cavan Circuit Criminal Court on June 3.

Irish Independent