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Co Tyrone man accused of Dublin city centre bar attack bailed

The incident allegedly took place at Café en Seine on Dawson Street in the early hours of the morning

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Tom Tuite

A CO Tyrone lorry driver accused of attacking a man on a night out at a Dublin city-centre bar has been released on bail.

Patrick McGuigan, 39, of Ardchrois, Donaghmore, Dungannon, appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Dublin District Court following his arrest in the early hours of Saturday.

He was charged with assault causing harm to a man at Café en Seine on Dawson Street.

The court heard he was arrested at 1.24 am and “made no reply” when gardai brought him to Pearse St station and charged him with the offence.

There was no objection to bail with conditions and a cash lodgement.

Defence counsel Kevin McCrave said that his client had never been in trouble before and had gone to Dublin with his wife for a celebration.

Judge Blake set bail at €1,500 and ordered him to provide gardai with a contact phone number, have no contact with prosecution witnesses, and stay away from the Dublin 2 bar.

He has not indicated how he will plead.

The judge noted directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions were required and ordered him to appear again in April.

An application for legal aid was deferred.


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