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George graffiti accused case adjourned

Eoin Berkeley
Eoin Berkeley

THE case of a man accused of damaging one of Dublin’s best known gay bars with homophobic graffiti has been adjourned.

Eoin Berkeley, 24, from Hamptonwood Way, Finglas, Dublin 11 has not yet indicated how he will plead. 

He is accused of criminal damage to the facade and panels at the George Bar in the city-centre in the early hours of May 20 last.

Directions from Director of Public Prosecutions are being sought and he appeared at a district court in Dublin on Friday.

The case was adjourned and he was further remanded in custody to appear again on a date in September. 

Derogatory language and a swastika daubed in chalk had to be removed from the pub’s facade. Earlier in the proceedings, the district court had heard that there was a possibility of further charges.

Free legal aid was also granted earlier after the defence explained to the court that Mr Berkeley's access to funds was limited.