Wednesday 17 July 2019

Son of SF's O Snodaigh has his garda assault case adjourned

Fearghal Ó Snodaigh pictured arriving at the CCJ. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Fearghal Ó Snodaigh pictured arriving at the CCJ. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A TD's son who is accused of assaulting a garda has had his case further adjourned as his defence lawyers continue to enquire about the possibility of an adult caution.

Fearghal Ó Snodaigh (23), son of Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, is alleged to have become threatening before resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.

Judge Eirinn McKiernan adjourned his case for four weeks in Dublin District Court.

Mr Ó Snodaigh, of Naas Road, Dublin 8, is accused of assaulting Gda Niall Carolan, at Ballymun garda station. The offence is alleged to have happened on February 28 last year.

Mr Ó Snodaigh is further charged with obstructing Gda Carolan and using threatening, abusive and insulting words or behaviour.

Yesterday's appearance was Mr Ó Snodaigh's third in relation to the case.

The defence said enquiries were being made about the administration of an adult caution. Judge McKiernan adjourned the case to a date next month.

The accused has not yet entered any pleas.

Irish Independent

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