Limerick father and daughter are granted bail

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A FATHER and daughter have each been granted bail after they appeared in court on burglary and trespassing charges.

A FATHER and daughter have each been granted bail after they appeared in court on burglary and trespassing charges.

Anthony Kelly, 50, of O’Malley Park, Southill and his daughter Jessica, 23, who has addresses in Southill and Castletroy are each accused of breaking into a house at the Groody Student Village, Castletroy shortly before midnight on April 6 last.

Opposing a bail application made by Anthony Kelly at Limerick District Court, Garda Dympna Bourke, Roxboro, alleged Mr Kelly was observed on cctv footage near the house on the night of the incident and she said, if convicted, he faces the possibility of up to 14 years in jail.

Solicitor John Devane, representing Mr Kelly, said his client was not a flight risk and he said he was willing to obey any conditions imposed on him by the court if he was released on bail.

Mr Devane also described as “far fetched” garda fears that his client may interfere with witnesses in the case.

Judge Timothy Lucy granted the defendant bail and he remanded him in custody to appear before the same court again on June 14 next when directions are expected from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardai did not object to a bail application which was made by Jessica Kelly.