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New Charges Against Seven Accused Of Terrorising Tipp Family

New charges have been filed against seven men, latter accused of terrorising a family during an aggravated burglary at the home of Mr Mark and Mrs Emma Corcoran at Burnchurch, Killenaule, Co Tipperary, on November 21st of last year. The Corcoran’s three daughters were in the house at the time of the incident and were recorded screaming on a 999 call made from the family home.

CorcoranThe seven men accused all appeared at Cashel Courthouse here in Co Tipperary yesterday in front of Judge Terence Finn, in relation to the first original charges of aggravated burglary.

The accused, who are all from Dublin city, were also been charged with false imprisonment of Mr Mark Corcoran during the incident; the possession of a handgun and a shotgun for the purposes of committing aggravated burglary; stealing a Subaru car on the night of the burglary in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny and stealing the Corcoran’s Kia Sorrento family car.

During that incident Mr Corcoran was assaulted and suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose.   The seven men accused were later arrested by Gardaí, after fleeing in two vehicles, including the car owned by the family.

All accused were in custody last night after those who had been granted bail last year; namely Patrick Joyce, Michael McDonagh and Donal O’Hara, were refused further bail in relation to the new charges.

The men charged with the offences were; John Joyce aged 19, The Donaghies, Donaghmede, Dublin; Patrick Joyce aged 21, Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods, Dublin 9; Michael McDonagh aged 22, Tara Lawns, Belcamp Lane, Coolock, Dublin 17; Thomas Flynn aged19, Moatview Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17; Donal O’Hara aged 21, Glin Park, Coolock, Dublin 17; Dean Byrne aged 21 of Cabra Park, Dublin 7  and Patrick Gately aged 26 of Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17.

The case has now been adjourned to Cashel District Court for next Wednesday, March 19th.

Garda crackdown promised over the St Patricks Bank Holiday weekend

Warning: On other Garda matters, please be warned Tipperary Gardaí will be out and about clamping down on drunk and those driving dangerously over this Saint Patrick’s weekend. People planning to spend the coming weekend celebrating our Patron Saint are being reminded to leave the “wheels” behind and walk or organise a safe lift.

So in the words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus in the once great TV American serial police drama “Hill Street Blues”- “Hey let’s be careful out there.”

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