Wednesday 21 February 2018

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is banned from every pub in Westmeath

John Joe Nevin
John Joe Nevin

Olympic silver medal-winning boxer John Joe Nevin has been remanded on bail for public order offences.

Mr Nevin, of 7 St Anthony's Cottages, Mullingar was one of five defendants before the court on charges arising out of a disturbance outside a pub in Mullingar on Easter Monday night.

The charges against the 25-year-old, who now boxes as a professional, are of having been intoxicated and of having engaged in threatening, insulting or abusive behaviour at Dominick Street, Mullingar on April 6 2015.

No plea was entered, and the defendant was released on his own bail of €100 to appear back at Mullingar District Court on May 21 next.

The conditions of bail are that he remain drug an alcohol free; that he not enter any licensed premises in Westmeath, or any portion of a commercial premises in which liquor is displayed and for sale, and not to have in their possession in any public place, any intoxicating liquor and that he abide by a curfew between 11pm and 8 am, when in the Irish jurisdiction, unless he obtains permission from the gardai to breach it.

Mr Nevin, who wore a navy tee shirt for his court appearance was defended by solicitor Trish Cronin.

Mr Nevin's co-defendants were John Joseph Nevin, born on May 22 1995, of 7 Grange Meadows and David Nevin, born on July 2 1990 of 4 The Moorings, Ballymahon Road, who were each charged with intoxication and threatening, insulting or abusive behaviour, at Dominick Street on April 6.

Charged with the same two offences and also with failing to comply with the direction of a Garda, contrary to section 8 of the Public Order Act, we're Paddy Nevin, born on June 27 1994 and with an address at 7 St Anthony's Cottages and Christopher Nevin, born on September 12 1992, whose address is 12 Grange Meadows.

"We were met with a lot of aggression  and a lot of intoxication," Sergeant Damien Connaughton told Judge Seamus Hughes as he described how the eight or nine gardai who attended t the scene were met with "about 20-25 participants".

Sergeany Connaughton said that the alleged incident occurred outside a public house known as "The Stillery".

The four were each bailed to May 11 on bail of €100 apiece under the similar bail conditions to John Joe Nevin.


Separately, an application was brought by the gardai to have a temporary closure order imposed on the pub, The Stillery, of Dominick Street outside which the alleged offences took place.

Inspector Jarlath Folan told Judge Hughes that gardai were concerned the pub was being run in a "disorderly" fashion.

Judge Hughes told the tenant licensee, Derek Martin, of The Stillery that he is aware that people in Mullingar have begun referring to the pub as "The Slaughterhouse".

Mr Martin, of The Stillery, who obtained his as interim licence in November of last year, through his solicitor, Bob Marren, consented to a five day closure, which runs from 6pm today to 6pm on Wednesday of next week.

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