Trainee remanded in Moloney case
A trainee mechanic accused of killing journalist Eugene Moloney, who died after an incident in Dublin last month, was further remanded in custody today pending the preparation of a book of evidence.
Mr Moloney, a former reporter with the Irish Independent, lived at Portobello Place on Dublin’s south side and was making his way home in the early hours of June 24th after a night out with friends.
The 55-year-old suffered a blow to the head on Camden Street. He received medical attention at the scene and was then taken to St James’ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gary Burch (21), of Kennington Close Templeogue, south Dublin, had been charged last month with the manslaughter of Mr Moloney at Camden Street, on June 24th.
Mr Burch made no reply and did not apply for bail when he was initially charged on June 26th.
Dressed in a grey shirt and black trousers, he made his third appearance at Dublin District Court today. Defence solicitor Con Pendred told Judge Hugh O’Donnell that there was consent to Mr Burch being further remanded in custody pending the preparation of a book of evidence.
Mr Burch, who has not indicated how he will plead to the charge, did not address the court during his brief hearing. The 21-year-old, who had been doing a FÁS training course in mechanics, will appear again on August 22nd.