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Garda Car Damaged By Tipperary Man Wielding Slash Hook

Five men, four of whom hold addresses in Nenagh Co. Tipperary, have appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court.

Their appearance followed an incident where a Garda patrol car was attacked by a man with a slash hook at an unofficial halting site at Sitecast Industrial Estate, Little Island, Co Cork, on Saturday last.

Mr Simon Quilligan, aged 51 years, of Carraig Rua, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, was charged with causing criminal damage to a Garda patrol car, possession of a slash hook, and three public order offences.

His son Mr Shane Quilligan, aged 26 years, of the same address was charged with producing a wooden stick and attempting to assault a member of An Garda Síochána, and two other public order offences.

His son Mr Sammy Quilligan, aged 23 years and also of the same address, was charged with five offences arising out of the same incident.

Mr Martin Harty, aged 24 years, with an address at the Coachyard, Nenagh, and Mr James Sheehan, aged 30 years, of St. Catherine’s, Grange, Co. Waterford, were each charged with three public order offences also at the same halting site on the same date.

Judge Ms Mary Dorgan remanded Mr Sammy and Mr Shane Quilligan in custody, to appear by video link at Cork District Court on Wednesday next April 8th.

She remanded Mr Simon Quilligan, Mr Martin Harty, and Mr James Sheehan on strict bail terms, while excusing their court attendance on Wednesday April 8th, due to the current government guidelines in place, regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

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