Limerick baseball bat assault accused sent for trial

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Jamie Ryan, aged 21, of Castle Erkin, Caherconlish, is charged with assaulting a male with a baseball bat
THE DPP has directed the case against a Limerick man charged with assaulting a male with a baseball bat should proceed on indictment.

THE DPP has directed the case against a Limerick man charged with assaulting a male with a baseball bat should proceed on indictment.

Jamie Ryan, aged 21, of Castle Erkin, Caherconlish, is charged with two counts of assault and one of production of an article at Bulgaden, on May 4, 2015.

State solicitor Aidan Judge, representing the director of public prosecutions in Kilmallock Court, said the directions were to proceed on indictment - tried before a judge and jury in the circuit court.

Mr Judge applied for a two-month adjournment to prepare the book of evidence.

The court heard that Mr Ryan was not obeying certain bail conditions.

“He has not given his phone number to gardai and he is not obeying a curfew. It has not got to the point of revoking bail,” said Mr Judge.

Laurence Goucher BL, who represented Mr Ryan, said his client will provide a phone number to gardai. Mr Ryan told the court that he didn’t know his number as “it is in the phone” but that he could get it. He also told Judge Marian O’Leary that he rang Bruff garda station three times to give them the number.

The barrister asked for bail conditions to be varied so that Mr Ryan can sign on in Henry Street instead of Bruff garda station.

“He lives in Old Pallas. There is no public transport to Bruff. He has to go to Pallasgreen, get the bus to the city and then get another bus to Bruff,” said Mr Goucher.

Gardai didn’t object and Mr Ryan must sign on three times a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - between 9am and 9pm.

A curfew between 9.30pm and 8am was reiterated as a bail condition.

The cased was adjourned until January.