Man is remanded in custody at Clover Hill Prison following death of 58-year-old man in Co Kildare

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Patsy Kelly
Patsy Kelly

A 35-year-old man has been remanded in custody at Clover Hill Prison until his next hearing on Thursday following the death of a 58-year-old man in Co Kildare on Saturday night.

Paul Gill - with an address on Sarto Road in Naas - is accused of punching and kicking 58-year-old Patsy Kelly - who was moved to hospital before he died on Saturday night.

Gardaí told Naas District Court they expect a more serious charge to follow.

Detective Garda Enda Coleman told the court that 35-year-old Paul Gill remained silent when told he was charged with assault causing harm in connection with the death of Patsy Kelly.

He told Judge Patrick Clyne that Mr Gill admitted punching Mr Kelly while he was standing and punching and kicking him while he was on the ground on Saturday night.

Judge Clyne set bail at €10,000, with €5,000 of the money being comprised of a cash lodgement, while a further €5,000 was to be paid in the form of an independent surety.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Gill is to reside at an alternative address given to gardai, stay out of Naas apart from court appearances and solicitor appointments and to not have any contact with witnesses in the case.

The accused is also required to give a mobile phone to number to gardai and switch on his GPS system to allow gardai to know his whereabouts at all times.

Mr Gill was remanded in custody and will appear before Cloverhill Court  Thursday at 10am to allow gardai to verify the €5,000 independent surety as part of his bail conditions.