Limerick arson accused not seeking bail

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

John Ryan of Carraig Beg, Doon arriving at Limerick District Court   [Picture: Adrian Butler]
A COUNTY Limerick man who is charged in connection with a spate of arson attacks at farms across East County Limerick has decided not to seek bail.

A COUNTY Limerick man who is charged in connection with a spate of arson attacks at farms across East County Limerick has decided not to seek bail.

John Ryan, aged 23, of Carraig Beg, Doon faces three charges of arson relating to incidents at Clonlusk, Doon; Ballvalode, Oola and Toomaline, Doon on dates between September 27, last and October 6, last.

It is alleged that around €150,000 worth of damage was caused as a result of the fires, which all happened at farmyard sheds. It is also alleged that two bullocks died in one of the fires.

Ryan is also accused of stealing an assortment of tools and farming equipment from a farm at Dromalty, Cappamore on January 8, last.

When the defendant first appeared in court last week, Judge Marian O’Leary was told he replied “I’m sorry” when two of the charges were put to him and that he made no reply to the other charges.

This Tuesaday, solicitor Ted McCarthy said his client was not proceeding with an application for bail and was consenting to being remanded in custody.

The matter was adjourned to November 17, next for DPP’s directions.