NewsCourts

No bail for man accused of threatening to kill two gardai

Patrick 'Rubber Og' O'Reilly
Patrick 'Rubber Og' O'Reilly

A MAN accused of threatening to kill two members of An Garda Siochana has had his High Court bail application refused.

Patrick 'Rubber Og' O'Reilly (49), with an address at Brownswood, Enniscorthy in Wexford, faces two charges of threatening to kill Garda Paul Donoghue and one charge of threatening to kill Detective Inspector John Hunt on dates in February at locations in Limerick under Section 5 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act.

On Monday, the State objected to O’Reilly’s bail under the O’Callaghan objections and under Section 2A of the Bail Act on the grounds that O’Reilly represents a “flight risk” and there was “potential of interfering with witnesses.”

Justice Michael Moriarty delivered his judgement on Monday afternoon saying the refusal of bail is necessary under Section 2A of the Bail Act and under the O’Callaghan objections, having heard evidence from Chief Superintendent John Roche and the two gardai the alleged threats were made against.

The Section 2A allows a Chief Superintendent to give evidence that the refusal of bail is necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offence.

O’Reilly is awaiting trial for the alleged offences at Clonmel Circuit Court.