Bail for two men accused of ransacking Conor McGregor’s pub

Charles Darcy and Jason Paget allegedly tried to steal €800 in burglary at Marble Arch

The two men were charged with burglary and criminal damage of Conor McGregor’s  Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh and trespassing at houses in the vicinity afterwards. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

The two men were charged with burglary and criminal damage of Conor McGregor’s Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh and trespassing at houses in the vicinity afterwards. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

 

Two Dublin men accused of ransacking a pub recently bought by UFC star Conor McGregor have been remanded on bail pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Charles Darcy (33), of Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot and Jason Paget (34), from John Field Road, Dublin 8, were arrested in the early hours of August 12th.

They were charged with burglary and criminal damage of the Marble Arch pub in Drimnagh and trespassing at houses in the vicinity afterwards.

They had initially been refused bail but were successful and released following a subsequent hearing.

At Dublin District Court on Friday, Garda Sergeant Zita Woods said the case file was near completion.

Judge John King granted an eight-week adjournment for gardaí to obtain further directions from the DPP.

The court  has heard Mr Darcy made no reply when the charges were put to him.

Garda Brendan D’Arcy and Garda Sean Magee alleged that gardaí at Sundrive Road station learned about a burglary in progress at 3.23am at the Marble Arch.

On arrival they saw two males attempting to carry a cash register containing €800 out of the pub before they fled.

It was alleged that CCTV footage showed Charles Darcy getting out of a car outside the pub beforehand and forcing entry, damaging the security door.

The doors had been “forced open” and the pair had been attempting to remove the till through the broken shutters, Garda D’Arcy had said.

They were arrested following a search of the area.

Charles Darcy was found in a garden 50 metres away at 3.30am. Mr Paget was arrested about a half hour after the burglary. The court had heard he maintains he had beeen visiting a house in the area.