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Thompson to apply for bail over pub row charge next week

A DUBLIN man awaiting trial in connection with a pub row last year is expected to make a bail application to the High Court next Tuesday.

Frederick Thompson (33) consented to remaining in custody while his lawyers prepare an application for bail.

The accused, of Loreto Road, Maryland, Dublin, was previously refused bail in the District Court after he, along with two others, was charged with committing violent disorder.

The 33-year-old, who has not yet entered a plea, is accused of engaging in or threatening the use of violence that would cause another person to fear for their safety.

The incident is alleged to have happened at Morrissey’s pub, Cork Street, in Dublin 8, on January 7 last year.

Mr Thompson is facing trial on the charge, which on conviction in the Circuit Court can result in a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

Mr Thompson briefly appeared before the High Court sitting at Cloverhill courthouse yesterday. His lawyer asked for the bail application to be adjourned to next Tuesday’s High Court bail list.

Dressed in a light grey tracksuit, the married father-of-one did not address the court during the brief hearing.