Three men appear in court over pub stabbing in County Limerick town

Donal O’Regan


Donal O’Regan

Acting Bruff Superintendent, Inspector Dermot O’Connor

Acting Bruff Superintendent, Inspector Dermot O’Connor

THREE men have appeared in court charged in connection with a stabbing in a County Limerick pub.

It is alleged that a number of pool cues and a knife were used during the incident in Daffy’s Bar on Kilmallock’s Wolfe Tone Street.

A total of three men sustained apparent stab wounds during an altercation and were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

At Tuesday’s Kilmallock Court, Garda Robert Young gave evidence of arresting and charging three individuals in connection with the stabbing. Two others have already been charged.

Ian Maguire, aged 35, of Portauns, Kilmallock; Benny Burke, aged 28, of Radhairc na Coille, Kilmallock and Jason Heffernan, aged 28, of Glenfield, Kilmallock were charged with violent disorder on August 20, 2017.

If convicted on indictment the offence carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.

It is alleged that each of the men committed violent disorder with a number of named individuals together, used or threatened to use unlawful violence that would cause a person to fear for his or another person’s safety.

Garda Young said all three made no reply to the charge after caution.

Acting Bruff Superintendent, Inspector Dermot O’Connor said the DPP consents to summary disposal on “a plea of guilty only”.

Brendan GIll, solicitor for Mr Maguire, Mr Burke and Mr Heffernan, made a disclosure order.

The State made no objection to bail.

Judge Marie Keane granted bail on their own bond to all three men and adjourned the case back to Kilmallock Court on March 28.