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Two more facing charges over fatal New Year assault

TWO more men were due in court today in connection with a fatal assault in Tallaght.

The men, both in their 20s, were expected to appear in court today in relation to the New Year's attack on a young Dubliner who has since died from his injuries.

Four others have already been charged in connection with the incident.

Ross Callery (20) appeared in court yesterday charged with violent disorder, while James Reid (23) was accused of producing a knife during the course of a dispute.

Detectives alleged that Callery and Reid were captured on CCTV footage at St Dominic's Road around 4am on New Year's Day when Dale Creighton (20) was badly assaulted.

ACCEPTED

Reid's solicitor, Kevin Tunney, told Dublin District Court his client "left the scene early", and this was accepted by gardai.

Mr Creighton was on life support and died in Beaumont Hospital on Thursday as a result of head injuries.

Two others, Graham Palmer (24) of Homelawn Road, and Aisling Burke (20) of Bolbrook Grove, both Tallaght, appeared in court earlier this week charged with violent disorder.

Judge John O'Neill remanded Callery and Reid on cash bail to appear before the court again on January 16. He also ordered them not to associate with each other or their co-accused.

Callery, of Westpark in Tallaght, is charged with violent disorder at St Dominic's Road in Tallaght.

Reid, of Homelawn Avenue in Tallaght, is charged with production of a knife during the course of a dispute.

Gardai objected to bail for the men, citing the seriousness of the charges.

Det Gda Kieran McGrath said it will be alleged that Callery was present at the footbridge at St Dominic's Road when a male was badly assaulted.

Gda McGrath also said it will be alleged that Callery was caught on CCTV cameras as being present at the time of an assault.

In relation to Reid, Garda Brian O'Connor said it will be alleged he produced a knife in the course an incident where a male was badly assaulted.

Defence solicitors, Eddie O'Connor and Kevin Tunney, said their clients were willing to abide by any bail conditions. Judge O'Neill remanded the men on cash bail of €2,000.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man was arrested in Tallaght last night while an 18-year-old who was being questioned was released without charge.

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