Dublin: ULA Picket District Court Over Charging Of Former Port Worker

16 Mar

The ULA have protested outside Dublin District Court where a docklands worker appeared on charges under the Maritime Safety Acts.

A protest by members of the United Left Alliance has taken place outside Dublin District Court where a Dublin docklands worker appeared on charges under the Maritime Safety Act.

Gerard McDonnell, aged 63, is facing three charges under maritime law arising out of a protest at Dublin Port in 2009.

The court was told it is intended he be tried in the Circuit Court but the book of evidence was not ready.

Defence solicitor Chris Hourigan said the alleged offences dated back to 2009 and there was no reason why the book of evidence should not be ready.

Therefore he would only consent to a remand up to 1 April.

In the absence of an explanation from the prosecution the District Judge Judge Brian Smyth remanded Mr McDonnell on continuing bail to the 1 April.

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