Judge remands Pearse McAuley in custody for two weeks

Republican (50) facing four charges including threats to kill and assault causing harm

A file photograph of Republican Pearse McAuley who has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon.

A file photograph of Republican Pearse McAuley who has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon.

 

Republican Pearse McAuley has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon.

Mr McAuley (50) is facing four charges, including threatening to kill or cause serious harm to his wife, Pauline Tully McAuley at Keelderry, Kilnaleck, Co Cavan on Christmas Eve.

He is also charged with assaulting Ms Tully McAuley causing her harm on the same occasion.

In addition, he is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Ms Tully McAuley’s brother, Thomas Tully and with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a neighbour, Seamus Leddy. These offences are also alleged to have been committed on the same day.

On December 26th he was remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison following his initial court appearance in Co Cavan.

Mr McAuley, from Castleforde, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, made a remand appearance before Judge Geoffrey Browne at Harristown District Court on Friday morning.

Wearing a blue jacket over an open-neck shirt, he still bore marks of apparent bruising under both eyes, which had been evident at his appearance in Cavan District Court a week earlier.

Solicitor Alan Gannon told the court that he was acting as agent in the case for solicitors Eirinn McKiernan and Company.

Mr Gannon held a brief consultation with his client as he stood in the holding area of the court.

Inspector Ollie Baker applied to Judge Browne to have Pearse McCauley remanded in continuing custody to appear again at Harristown District Court on January 16th.

The court was told that the defence was consenting to the application.

Mr Gannon had a further brief consultation with the accused man before he was led away. The hearing lasted less than a minute.