Man charged with causing thousands of Euros worth of criminal damage to Kilkenny city shops refused bail

Sean Keane

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Man charged with causing thousands of Euros worth of criminal damage to Kilkenny city shops refused bail

Mr David Barry, No 42A Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny

A 52-year-old man appeared at Kilkenny District Court tonight (Thursday) charged with causing criminal damage to 16 premises in the city early this morning.

David Barry, 42A Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny was refused bail by Judge Colin Daly after evidence was given by Gda Mary Beamish following the bail application made on behalf of the defendant, Mr David Barry, No 42A Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny at the special sitting of the court.

Sgt Alma Molloy had made it clear that the State was objecting to bail on a number of grounds which she then detailed to Judge Daly.

Gda Beamish said that Mr Barry made no reply when charged with breaking the front windows of the following shops: The Barber Shop, Irishtown; Campion Dental, Irishtown; The Irishtown Post Office; The Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street; Blinds Boutique, Irishtown; Harte Solicitors, Parliament Street; The Playwright Public house, Kieran Street; Ladbrokes Betting Office, Kieran Street; News Plus newsagents, Kieran Street; Roller Coaster Records, Kieran Street; Sue Ryder Shop, Kieran Street; Crotty's Cafe and Restaurant, Kieran Street; St Canice's Credit Union, High Street and The Spar Shop, High Street.

He is also charged with breaking the window of a house on Wolfe Tone Street and with damaging the ATM at Bank of Ireland, Parliament Street, Kilkenny.

He is also charged with having in his custody an iron bar under Section 4 of the Criminal Damage Act. 

Mr Barry was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison until the next hearing of the Kilkenny District Court on Tuesday next.