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Fatal bridge attack Dale to be laid to rest

MORE serious charges could be brought against one of the eight people being prosecuted over the death of Dale Creighton.

Mr Creighton (20) died in Beaumont hospital after he was attacked at a footbridge at St Dominic's Road in Tallaght on New Year's Day.

He was taken to hospital and put on life support but never regained consciousness and died the next day.

 

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His funeral will take place tomorrow at St Aidan's Church, Brookfield in Tallaght. His girlfriend, Rebecca, is expected to attend, along with his parents, sister and grandparents.

At Dublin District Court yesterday, an investigating garda objected to the relaxing of bail conditions for accused Aisling Burke – who is charged with violent disorder – saying further serious charges may be brought.

It was the second time the eight had appeared in court since their arrest.

Seven are charged with violent disorder and one faces a weapons charge. All were banned from entering Tallaght as part of their bail conditions.

Graham Palmer (24), of Homelawn Road, Burke (20), of Bolbrook Grove, and Ross Callery (20), all in Tallaght, appeared in court last week charged with violent disorder.

David Burke (25), of Village Square, and James O'Brien (21), of Avonbeg Drive, both in Tallaght, were also charged with violent disorder, as were Jason Beresford (20) and Gerard Stephens (24).

College student James Reid (23), of Homelawn Avenue in Tallaght, was charged with producing a knife during the course of a dispute.

Solicitor for Ms Burke, Padraig O'Donovan, asked Judge Michael Walsh to remove the bail restriction on her entering the Tallaght area, explaining she had a two-year-old child living there. He claimed the restriction was an infringement of her constitutional rights.

The garda objected, saying the alleged offence was "extremely serious" and there would be "possibly more serious charges".

Mr O'Donovan made a similar application in the cases of her brother, David Burke and one of the co-accused, Gerard Stevens.

Judge Michael Walsh refused to change the terms, saying they were all at addresses near Tallaght and family could visit them there.

 

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However, he removed another condition that had restricted communication between Ms Burke and her brother.

He remanded all eight accused on continuing bail, to appear in court again on March 12 for the directions of the DPP.

Non-publication of several of the accused's current addresses was ordered because of fears for their safety.

aphelan@herald.ie


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