Trial date set for man accused of damage to Gilmore's car

Sat, Nov 3, 2012, 00:00

A protester accused of throwing eggs at the ministerial BMW of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, which was cleaned at a cost of €9, has pleaded not guilty to criminal damage and breach of the peace charges.

The Tánaiste was attending an event on October 5th to promote the children’s referendum when his car was attacked by protesters at Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin.

Donall Ó Ceallaigh (28), Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin, was charged with criminal damage to a BMW, the property of the Garda’s transport section. He was also charged with breach of the peace.

Dublin District Court has heard that no damage was caused to the ministerial car but it had to be cleaned at a cost of €9.

Yesterday Mr Ó Ceallaigh’s solicitor, John Bermingham, asked for a hearing date to be set. “I can indicate it is a plea of not guilty,” Mr Bermingham said.

Judge Denis McLoughlin ordered Mr Ó Ceallaigh to appear again for his trial in the district court on November 22nd.