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No charges over Galvin pub bust-up

GAA star Paul Galvin will not be charged in relation to his bust-up with comedian Oliver Callan.

Last week, Callan's legal team sent a letter to gardai confirming that Callan does not want to press charges.

Officers were called to Kehoe's pub in South Anne Street on the night of October 19 last, after receiving a complaint that a customer had been assaulted there.

But the incident was described as "handbags at 20 paces" by Labour senator John Whelan, who witnessed the confrontation between Mr Galvin, pictured above, and two members of RTE's Green Tea production team, comic Oliver Callan and his associate James McDonald.

It was alleged that Galvin was upset over a sketch on the satirical Green Tea radio programme, which made humorous references to him and television presenter Grainne Seoige.

Witnesses said that Galvin seemed to have become very upset at being teased about his friendship with Ms Seoige and confronted Callan.

Officers said nobody had any visible signs of injury after the alleged incident.

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