John Joe Nevin barred from pubs and off licenses and must be home by 11pm

CourtsBy Shuki Byrne
John Joe Nevin
John Joe Nevin

John Joe Nevin isn’t allowed out past 11pm and is barred from pubs and off-licences in Westmeath following his appearance in Mullingar District Court today.

The Olympic boxer was released on his own bail of €100, but Judge Seamus Hughes said he must comply with a number of bail conditions.

He must stay out of pubs and off licenses in his county, not take any drugs or alcohol and be home between 11pm and 8am.

Nevin appeared at Mullingar District Court this morning charged with public order offences, including being intoxicated in a public place and engaging in threatening and insulting behaviour. 

The 26-year-old was remanded on bail to appear in court again on May 21 when further charges may be brought.

He was accused of being part of a gang that who were involved in a row at the Stillery pub on Dominic Street in Mullingar at around 11.20pm on Monday. CCTV footage from the scene showed a row involving up to 25 people at the venue. 

Gardai were called to the scene and arrested five men, including the boxer.

John Joseph Nevin, 20, of Grange Meadows in Mullingar, David Nevin, 24, of The Moorings, Ballymahon Road in Mullingar, Paddy Nevin, 20, with an address at St Anthony's Cottages in Mullingar and Christopher Nevin,22, with an address at Grange Park in Mullingar were all charged with public order offences. 

It's been a difficult year for the boxer. 

The 24-year-old's right leg was shattered in two places after he was attacked with a golf club last April. His cousin, also named John Joe Nevin, later admitted to the attack and explained they had patched up their differences. 

He was rushed to Midlands Regional Hospital before being transferred to Tullamore Hospital where there is a specialised orthopaedic unit. There he underwent a grulleing three-hour operation to re-set the shin bone in his right leg. 

In January he appeared in court after being charged with alleged criminal damage.

Nevin was granted bail at Mullingar District Court after being charged with causing €200 worth of damage to furniture belonging to Rosemarie Nevin on Monday at Ardleigh Vale estate in Mullingar.