Pensioner accused of pub stabbing

A PENSIONER who is accused of stabbing a man in a County Limerick pub is to stand trial on indictment.

A PENSIONER who is accused of stabbing a man in a County Limerick pub is to stand trial on indictment.

Eddie Holman, 77, who has an address at Bruach na Sionna, Castleconnell was before Kilmallock Court last Friday charged with assault causing harm, and with production of an article in the course of a dispute/fight.

It is alleged the incident happened at Devane’s Pub, Main Street, Hospital on April 13, 2012.

It is the prosecution case that another man sustained stab injuries during the incident which happened at around 6 o’clock in the evening.

Superintendent Alan Cunningham of Bruff garda station told Kilmallock Court that directions had been received from the DPP to proceed with the case on indictment.

Supt Cunningham pointed out that the book of evidence was not ready in the case and added that it would be ready for the court on Friday, March 1.

Supt Cunningham made an application for an adjournment to that date.

Judge Mary Larkin adjourned the matter to March 1 for production of the book of evidence.

Solicitor Brendan Gill applied for legal aid of behalf of his client. Mr Gill said Mr Holman is staying with relatives.

Mr Holman was remanded on continuing bail.