A RATHKEALE man charged with assault causing harm and criminal damage in a local pub almost three years ago has been refused bail.
Roger Ryan, aged 25, of 7 Fairgreen, Fairhill, Rathkeale is accused of committing the offences during an incident at Kathleenâ€™s Bar, Rathkeale on September 16, 2010.
Ryan appeared before a recent sitting of Newcastle West court, where Garda Leslie Moloney gave evidence of formally charging him with four separate offences at 10.25am on June 14. Ryan made no reply to each charge.
Supt Helen Deely said that the gardai would be objecting to bail for Ryan based on a number of reasons, which were outlined to the court by Garda Tom Flavin.
Solicitor Ted McCarthy, defending, said that there had been â€œno urgency whatsoeverâ€ by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in bringing the charges against Ryan, claiming that there had been unfair and undue delay.
Judge Mary Larkin refused bail and remanded Ryan to appear before Kilmallock court on June 21.