Man charged with possession of golf club in daylight Limerick assault

Fintan Walsh


Fintan Walsh


Man charged with possession of golf club in daylight Limerick assault

A MAN in his mid-20s has been charged with assault and possession of a weapon in an incident at Limerick city’s Fashion Quarter this week.

John McNamara, aged 27, of Johnsgate Village, was arrested and conveyed to Henry Street garda station following an alleged assault at the Roches Street and Catherine Street junction on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mr McNamara appeared before Judge Marian O’Leary at Limerick District Court this Wednesday at 11.50am, wearing a green hoodie and a sling.

Mr McNamara was charged with assault under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, and being possession of a golf club under Section 11 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act.

Gda Aine McWilliams, of Henry Street garda station, said that the State had no objection to bail but had a number of conditions for the accused to adhere to.

Granting bail, Judge O’Leary said that Mr McNamara must sign on at Roxboro Road garda station between 9am and 9pm daily, reside at an address at Johnsgate Village, obey a curfew between 10pm and 6am, and to not make contact two individuals, a man and a woman.

The judge told the accused that he must available at all times, and that his mobile phone has to be kept charged with credit at all times.

Granting bail on his own bond of €300, Judge O’Leary adjourned the matter to a date in January 2019.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana told the Limerick Leader that investigations are ongoing in relation to the incident, and that anyone with information is urged to contact Henry Street garda station at 061 212400.