Man (28) charged over egg throwing
A 28-YEAR-OLD unemployed man has been charged with criminal damage following an egg attack on Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s BMW ministerial car in Dublin yesterday.
Following his arrest, Daniel Kelly was brought before Judge Patricia McNamara at Dublin District Court. Mr Kelly, who lives at Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6, was accused of criminal damage to the ministerial car, property of An Garda Síochána’s transport section, and he also faces a breach of the peace charge.
During the hearing Judge McNamara was told less than €200 worth of damage was believed to have been caused to the car.
The DPP instructed the case should be dealt with in the District Court but Judge McNamara deferred ruling on where the case should be heard until the exact value of the damage was known.
Defence solicitor Maura Kiely said Mr Kelly was agreeable to obeying a bail condition “to stay away from public events where Government Ministers are in attendance”. Legal aid was granted and Mr Kelly was remanded on bail in his own bond of €300 to appear again on October 26th next.